The Lacrosse reapportionment of liability

27 May 2021

Further to our update on the outcome of the Lacrosse Appeal, the Court of Appeal handed down its reasons on 12 May 2021 in relation to the reapportionment issue. The Court of Appeal reapportioned...

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The Lacrosse Appeal

15 April 2021

Background The 2014 fire in the Lacrosse Apartments in Melbourne’s Docklands, was started by a cigarette butt being placed in a plastic container on one of the apartment’s balconies by a backpacker living in...

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Recent legislation and a Court decision which may impact building professionals and their insurers.

11 December 2020

In June 2020, the NSW government enacted the Design & Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (Act).  Section 37 of the Act extends the duty of care owed by builders to subsequent purchasers. We note...

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