Governments Ignoring Consumer Protection
We continually hear Australian Federal and State Governments stating how important it is to protect banks and protect private enterprise. Big business and the rich seem...
Should Mediation of Building Disputes be Compulsory by Law?
Why isn't mediation made mandatory before Tribunal proceedings are issued in domestic building dispute resolution institutions?
Effective Post-Construction Dispute Resolution Methods
Disputes following construction unfortunately happen far too often and could be avoided with common sense and if builders always adhered to contract law.
Using Expert Determination to Resolve Building Disputes
One of the first major commercial contracts that I had to negotiate concerned a serviced apartment development at the top of Little Collins Street Melbourne.
What Is the Cost of Contract Disputes?
Unfortunately, disputes are common within the building and construction industry and can often be difficult to avoid.
Creating a Best Practice Building Dispute Resolution System
No one would argue that the cost of building dispute resolution is expensive, and many would say it is exorbitant if not prohibitive.
Creating a Best Practice Registration Regime
All key building practitioners would ideally be registered - a list that includes engineers, residential and commercial builders, architects, draftspersons, building surveyors, building inspectors, electricians and...
Do Counter Indemnities Leave Builders Exposed?
In the building industry, insurers often require builders to sign a counter indemnity as a prerequisite to the provision of insurance. What do builders need to...
The Cost of Poor Documentation
As the basis upon which applications for building permits are assessed and construction of buildings proceeds, the importance of design documentation cannot be understated.