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VCAT Designed to Be Tough on Building Consumers
Residential
Friday February 2 2018

VCAT Designed to Be Tough on Building Consumers

It's worth nothing that for cases brought before VCAT where the claim is over $100,000 (after costs) a 60 per cent of claim win is usually...

Happy Construction Starts With Ending Unhappy Site Preliminaries
Business
Thursday July 20 2017

Happy Construction Starts With Ending Unhappy Site Preliminaries

By the time the builder arrives on site, you should already have your contract running smoothly for you.

Is Vic’s New Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Service a Game Changer?
Business
Monday June 26 2017

Is Vic’s New Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Service a Game Changer?

In recent months, we have heard stories of plummeting new file openings for domestic building disputes and members of the legal profession have been pontificating over...

Your Quotes Are Missing the Most Important Things…and it’s not Price
Business
Thursday May 25 2017

Your Quotes Are Missing the Most Important Things…and it’s not Price

Many - and probably most - claims involve some kind of quote that forms the contact between the parties.

Are Short Version Specs Selling You Short?
Business
Thursday May 11 2017

Are Short Version Specs Selling You Short?

Writing specifications are a necessary part of running a design practice, providing all that micro detail that can never be shown on the drawings or in...

Contract Management and Debtor Control in a Down Market
Business
Wednesday September 21 2016

Contract Management and Debtor Control in a Down Market

The Australian economy is showing some early signs that it is starting to run out of steam. In a recent media release, the Australian Financial Securities...

How Will Vic Building Law Reform Impact Architects?
Business
Friday September 9 2016

How Will Vic Building Law Reform Impact Architects?

A new mandatory conciliation process is coming for domestic building disputes in Victoria which will impact design practitioners and architects.

How Building Cases Are Lost
Business
Monday September 5 2016

How Building Cases Are Lost

If a building dispute runs to conclusion, there will obviously be a winner and a loser. Yet those whom become disillusioned with jurisprudence will be entitled...

Variations to Building Works
Business
Thursday September 1 2016

Variations to Building Works

Variations to contracts often arise in the construction world, but the nuances surrounding such variations are seldom fully understood.