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The legal framework helping to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Australia

Australia - March 31 2020 The spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to Australia is seeing unprecedented restrictions being put in place across Australia to…

Planning Enforcement: Owners of land fined for tree being poisoned on their land

Australia - July 25 2019 Russell Kennedy Lawyers were recently engaged by Monash City Council to prosecute a breach of the Monash Planning Scheme (Planning Scheme). The…

Elizabeth Flanagan, Ian Pridgeon, Daniel Silfo

$25,000 Fine for Illegal Building Work Carried out by a Registered Building Practitioner

Australia - August 16 2022 Russell Kennedy Lawyers was recently engaged to prosecute a breach of the Building Act 1993 (Vic), with respect to building work carried out by a…

Elizabeth Flanagan, Ian Pridgeon, Daniel Silfo, Claudia Wortmann

Building used for display purposes may not require a building permit

Australia - June 22 2020 The recent Building Appeals Board (Board) decision of Keymore Pty Ltd v Brewer [2020] VBAB has provided some guidance on the meaning of item 6 of…

Elizabeth Flanagan, Ian Pridgeon, Daniel Silfo

Potential disaster with an historic building - Owners Corporation fined $350,000 for failing to comply with emergency orders

Australia - September 13 2022 Russell Kennedy Lawyers was engaged by Greater Geelong City Council (Council) to prosecute breaches of the Building Act 1993 (Vic) (Act). The outcome…

Elizabeth Flanagan, Ian Pridgeon, Daniel Silfo