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Building & Construction Law Updates & Insights

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Building & Construction Law Updates & Insights

Date & TimeTBC
Format Seminar
Price

Member

$360.00

Non-Member

$480.00

CPD Units 3
  • Substantive Law
Venue LIV, Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne View Map

Exclusive LIV Member Offer: Early Bird Discount
Book online by February 12 and receive 20% off the member price
*

The building and construction sector faces unique challenges when it comes to legal duties and responsibilities. With ongoing disputes over liability with combustible cladding and cracks in high-rise apartments, there is a lot to keep up with for those practicing in the building, infrastructure and construction sector. This seminar is designed to keep you abreast of recent developments and emerging trends in building and construction law, fortifying your professional toolkit so you may become a stronger advocate of your clients’ interests. 

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Program Overview

  • Building & Construction Law Updates & Insights - Tuesday 18 Feb
    • 10:00 AM Registration
      Tea and coffee provided upon arrival.
    • 10:30 AM Opening and Welcome
    • 10:35 AM Latest & Greatest in Building & Construction Law

      This session will provide an update on legislative change as well as yield an opportunity to discuss and analyse recent cases with respect to building and construction claims, disputes and court decision.

      Presenter: Jennika Anthony-Shaw, Barrister, Victorian Bar

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law

    • 11:35 AM Combustible Cladding

      Topics include:

      • Regulatory update: the latest developments in the legislative and regulatory framework
      • Recent cases: including the implications of VCAT’s Lacrosse Tower judgment (and appeal)
      • Identifying and managing the legal, practical and commercial issues associated with combustible cladding

      Presenter: St John Frawley, Partner, Thomson Geer Lawyers

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law

    • 12:35 PM Lunch
    • 1:00 PM Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria (DBDRV) – Process & Issues in Practice

      In an attempt to reduce domestic building disputes and improve the protection of consumers of building works throughout Victoria, Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria (DBDRV) has been the most notable change. No doubt there have been some teething issues as inconsistencies have been identified.

      This session will discuss key issues and the role practitioners can play in the process as well as highlight new avenues of work for practitioners.

      Presenter: Rhiannon Carpenter, Legal Practitioner, Sharrock Pitman Legal

      Compliance Area: Substantive Law

    • 2:00 PM Close

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    *Exempt from the Early Bird offer are CLC members. The registration fee for this membership category is $270.

    The building and construction sector faces unique challenges when it comes to legal duties and responsibilities. With ongoing disputes over liability with combustible cladding and cracks in high-rise apartments, there is a lot to keep up with for those practicing in the building, infrastructure and construction sector.
    This seminar is designed to keep you abreast of recent developments and emerging trends in building and construction law, fortifying your professional toolkit so you may become a stronger advocate of your clients’ interests. 

    Topics covered include:

    • Combustible cladding update
    • Recent cases with respect to building and construction claims, disputes and court decision
    • Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria (DBDRV) process and issues in practice
  • Presenters


    St John Frawley, Partner, Thomson Geer

    St John has over 26 years’ experience, gained in New South Wales and Victoria, as a construction, engineering and infrastructure lawyer acting for a diverse range of institutional and private commercial clients in respect of tenders, project documentation, project risk management and the management and resolution of disputes. St John is widely recognized by clients and peers as a leading advisor in the Best Lawyers in Australia in the area of Construction/Infrastructure Law (2017 – 2019) and Alternative Dispute Resolution (2019). He regularly presents at industry forums and conducts regular in-house training and education workshops for clients. He is also regular guest lecturer in the faculties of Law and Architecture, Building & Planning for the University of Melbourne.

    Jennika Anthony-Shaw, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Jennika practises in commercial litigation, with a focus on Building and Construction, Property, Trusts and Insolvency. She also acts in related professional negligence matters and administrative law reviews involving building practitioners, engineers, architects and project financiers. Jennika has appeared in the Victorian Supreme Court (led and unled), the County Court and VCAT. She is also briefed in both international and domestic arbitration proceedings. Prior to coming to the Bar, Jennika was Associate to the Honourable Justice Vickery at the Supreme Court of Victoria, in the Technology, Engineering and Construction list (TEC). She has lectured at Melbourne Law School and is reporter of the Commonwealth Law Reports.

    Rhiannon Carpenter, Legal Practitioner, Sharrock Pitman Legal

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