Building Practitioner Legal Representation and Appearances
Legal Representation for Building Practitioner Disciplinary Hearings and Building Regulatory Compliance
The practitioner and disciplinary advocacy team is headed up by Justin Cotton.
Building Practitioner Legal Representation
We act for building practitioners, building surveyors, builders, professionals and holders of occupational licenses throughout Australia, in particular Victoria and New South Wales. This involves Lovegrove & Cotton providing expert legal representation and advocacy in jurisdictions like the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).
Our reputation has be forged by acting for building surveyors, builders and accredited certifiers in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT for nearly twenty years. Justin Cotton has achieved some outstanding results for members of the building practitioner fraternity on account of his very high level of expertise and cross-jurisdictional competence in the professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct legal representation arena.
Our Superior Expertise in Building Practitioner Legal Representation
- Expert legal representation before Practitioners and Occupational Disciplinary Boards and Tribunals in Victoria, New South Wales, ACT and all other Australian jurisdictions
- Expert legal representation on behalf of professionals regardless of their vocation, be it building practitioners, lawyers, financial advisors or real estate agents
- Appealing decisions against building practitioners
- Preparation and delivery of pleas of mitigation for building practitioners, building surveyors, builders and architects
Justin Cotton is one of the preeminent building practitioner legal representatives in Australia, having represented building surveyors, builders and building practitioners for more than 20 years in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory. Mr. Cotton has won numerous appeals in circumstances where it has been established that there have been breaches of natural justice and procedural irregularities.
Adj Professor Kim Lovegrove MSE, RML, co-authored the leading disciplinary and misconduct book, “Disciplinary Hearings and Advocacy” and is a leading expert in this area of the law, having given many lectures in Australia and New Zealand on the topic of professional misconduct law, building practitioner misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct, decision making and advocacy. Adj Professor Kim Lovegrove MSE, RML, is also a previous chairman of the Building Practitioners Board in Victoria and concluded this chair position in 2009.
- What is a Fit and Proper Building Practitioner or Building Company Director?
- Prosecutable Offences Under the Building Act 1993 (Vic)
- Domestic Builder Statutory Warranties – What are they and why are they important?
- The Cross-Over Between Building Offences at Court Versus Misconduct Inquiries: Is One Relevant to the Other?