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Potential reprieve for cladding claims in the NSWSC?

Australia - July 28 2022 In this case, Black J found that the Courts are powerless to make a determination as to whether or not a material is “combustible” pursuant to the…

Zachary Brown, Matthew Smith

Construction PI Update: Design and Building Practitioners Act

Australia - July 21 2022 One question that has loomed large about the application of the Act has been answered (at least for now). That is, whether the statutory duty is…

Matthew Smith

'Finding meaning in the undefined' - Rawson Homes Pty Ltd v Allianz Insurance Limited [2020] NSWSC 1654

Australia - March 10 2021 When a hailstorm descended upon the North West of Sydney, the furthest thing from the builder's mind was how many deductibles it needed to pay under…

Matthew Smith

Australian Construction Industry Insurance Update

Australia - February 19 2021 There have been a number of important developments for individuals who provide engineering services in Queensland. The engineering industry should be…

Steven Donley, Marcus O’Brien, Matthew Smith, Maxine Tills

Construction Consultants' Increased Exposure from Third Parties: Misleading and Deceptive Conduct

Australia - November 17 2020 The Court of Appeal held that direct evidence is not required to hold a third party liable for misleading and deceptive conduct where inferences can…

Matthew Smith