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Planning Minister bans external cladding products in Victoria

Australia - January 20 2021 As foreshadowed in our May 2020 article, the Victorian Planning Minister has now prohibited the use of certain external wall cladding products in the…

Amy Munro, Mark Bayliss.

Cladding Safety Victoria Bill 2020: Sparking change to combustible cladding in Victoria

Australia - November 12 2020 Following the fires at Grenfell Tower in London and at the Lacrosse Building in Melbourne, the Victorian Government has sought to develop policy…

Amy Munro, Mark Bayliss.

Security of payment: In the time of COVID-19 cashflow is king

Australia - March 26 2020 Never has it been truer in the construction industry that cash is king. In past weeks we have seen the rapid devaluation of the Australian dollar…

Amy Munro, Louise Andrew, Rebecca Petrie, Samantha Kinsey, Scott Budd.

Lock-down your rights: practical tips for administering construction contracts during COVID-19

Australia - March 24 2020 Australia is presently grappling with some unprecedented changes brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak: personnel in quarantine, borders closing and…

Grace Bettridge, James Forrest, Jock Hamilton, Katherine Vines, Kathryn Klein, Shannon Etwell, Steve Swan.

What is the proper measure of loss where the insured property has no market value?

Australia - March 5 2020 In an interesting set of facts, the Queensland Court of Appeal in Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Plc v DMS Maritime Pty Limited [2019] QCA 264 has…

Aisling Scott.