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Who is Responsible for Construction Worker Injuries?
Safety
Thursday December 14 2017

Who is Responsible for Construction Worker Injuries?

On May 26, 2011, 39-year-old Milan Kabic suffered injury after falling from a raised platform when performing formwork on the redevelopment of the Redfern RSL building...

What Liabilities are you Purchasing When Buying a Property Affected by an Owners Corporation
Residential
Wednesday August 23 2017

What Liabilities are you Purchasing When Buying a Property Affected by an Owners Corporation

When purchasing a property affected by an owners corporation, purchasers often assume that they are only liable for what lies within the internal walls of the...

Architects Should Avoid Critical Risks When Signing Contracts
Business
Wednesday July 26 2017

Architects Should Avoid Critical Risks When Signing Contracts

In any commercial agreement, rules by which the parties will abide are determined by the contract.

Subsequent Purchasers: What are Builders Still Potentially Liable for?
Residential
Tuesday June 13 2017

Subsequent Purchasers: What are Builders Still Potentially Liable for?

It's relatively common to have defects in a commercial or residential building that are not immediately apparent, and in these cases a court or tribunal such...

Design Safety Decisions Don’t Disappear
Business
Thursday May 11 2017

Design Safety Decisions Don’t Disappear

A recent civil case in New South Wales has highlighted the importance of diligent ‘safety in design’ decisions being made by architects and engineers.

Architects Face Potential Liability Over Building Permits
Business
Thursday March 30 2017

Architects Face Potential Liability Over Building Permits

Architects practising in Victoria may no longer be able to stand apart in “splendid isolation” from the ramifications of tightened public protection changes in that state.

Queensland’s Chain of Responsibility Guidelines
Environment
Thursday March 2 2017

Queensland’s Chain of Responsibility Guidelines

Entities can reduce their risk profile by having in place systems and clear documentation identifying all parties who are identifiable as “a related person” for the...

Are Small Consultants Being Locked Out by Unfair Contracts?
Business
Tuesday January 31 2017

Are Small Consultants Being Locked Out by Unfair Contracts?

If you are a small consultant engaged on a major project, you would reasonably expect to be exposed from a liability perspective in respect of your...