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In seeking to restore community confidence in the building industry, the State Government has introduced a new building regulatory regime through the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 which overwhelmingly shifts the risks from purchasers to the construction industry. This

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About the Webinar

In seeking to restore community confidence in the building industry, the State Government has introduced a new building regulatory regime through the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 which overwhelmingly shifts the risks from purchasers to the construction industry. This session will examine the new obligations and provide practical tips for legal practitioners to advise their clients on compliance, including:

  • What buildings does the legislation apply to?
  • The new statutory duty of care and liability regime
  • What constitutes “economic loss”?
  • The registration regime for building practitioners and ongoing Code of Practice obligations
  • What must be in a compliance declaration? Drafting tips
  • Insurance obligations and developments in the appropriate policies and products
  • Pre-requisites for the grant of an occupancy certificate
  • Strategies for incorporating the compliance regime into projects and contracts and monitoring ongoing compliance
  • The importance of document management and record keeping for claims management

Presented By

Megan Palmer
Partner, Moray & Agnew Newcastle, NSW

Megan conducts complex commercial litigation in all Australian courts, including multi-party litigation, and handles dispute resolution through expert determination, mediation and arbitration where possible. She has a particular focus on building and construction disputes, contractual disputes and property-related litigation.

Megan is a skilled litigator with extensive experience in conducting complex commercial litigation and handling all other forms of dispute resolution. Megan’s commercial litigation and dispute resolution practice spans building and construction disputes, property-related litigation, strata law and commercial debt recoveries for clients directly and on instruction from various insurers.

Megan has extensive experience in acting for both plaintiffs and defendants in the Supreme and District Courts of NSW, as well as the NSW Court of Appeal.

Megan is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution, having acted for clients in mediation and arbitration.

Megan joined Moray & Agnew’s leading Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team in 2011, and is admitted to practise in NSW and the High Court of Australia. Megan has been involved in matters across a range of jurisdictions, including New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in property law in NSW. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

CPD Information

Lawyers can claim 1 CPD unit/point – substantive law

Enquiries/Assistance

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: [email protected]

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