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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...

Recent VCAT Decision on Transitional Provisions in Reformed Residential Zones
Zoning
Thursday July 27 2017

Recent VCAT Decision on Transitional Provisions in Reformed Residential Zones

The industry has been grappling with the various changes that have been made to the Planning Schemes of late.

Goodwill for Builders in NCAT
Residential
Wednesday March 22 2017

Goodwill for Builders in NCAT

In a typical residential defects claim in NCAT, a homeowner will make a claim against their builder that it did not complete construction works in accordance...

Developers Avoiding Rebuild on Illegally Demolished Melbourne Pub
Commercial
Wednesday February 15 2017

Developers Avoiding Rebuild on Illegally Demolished Melbourne Pub

Rogue developers who ignored a heritage overlay and demolished a 159-year-old pub in Melbourne are now trying to avoid rebuilding it.

How to Cut the Cost of Dispute Resolution in Half
Business
Tuesday December 20 2016

How to Cut the Cost of Dispute Resolution in Half

Building disputes invariably revolve around four questions.

Expert Determination: Swift, Binding and Cost Effective
Business
Thursday June 23 2016

Expert Determination: Swift, Binding and Cost Effective

Contractually ordained expert determination can be a viable alternative to other more mainstream forms of dispute resolution such as courts, tribunals and arbitration.

Arbitration, Courts or Tribunals?
Business
Monday November 23 2015

Arbitration, Courts or Tribunals?

Building disputes can be resolved in a variety of judicial and quasi-judicial forums, three of the most common being arbitration, courts and tribunals.

Creating the Right Dispute Resolution Clause
Business
Tuesday March 10 2015

Creating the Right Dispute Resolution Clause

Think of the dispute resolution clause in your construction contract as the extended warranty of the build.