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How Lacrosse and Grenfell have dramatically altered the litigation and regulatory landscape
The health and safety, compliance, regulatory and insurance implications posed by cladding are immeasurable. The associated risks they present simply unquantifiable. This paper compares how the fire at Lacrosse in 2014 and Grenfell in 2017 have dramatically altered the litigation, regulatory and compliance landscape. How governments, regulators, building practitioners, legal practitioners and owners and residents of buildings fitted with ACP cladding will ultimately adapt and conform to this new and rapidly changing landscape is yet to be seen.
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Philip Hayes has been a member of Counsel at the Victorian Bar for over 15 years, specialising in the areas of Building & Construction Law, Planning, Environmental and Local Government Law and Insolvency Law. Philip also has extensive experience in prosecution, regulation and enforcement. Prior to coming to the Bar, Philip worked as a Solicitor with Maddocks and Gadens Lawyers in Melbourne where his areas of practice included building and construction litigation and providing commercial and regulatory advice to a broad range of corporate, government and private clients. Philip’s practice also encompassed corporate and contractual disputes, insolvency law, shareholders disputes and ASIC examinations. Prior to entering private practice, Philip was a Solicitor with the Australian Securities and Exchange Commission (ASIC) where he provided legal advice on regulatory issues involving Corporations and Insolvency law.
CitationHayes, Philip (2018, June 1). How Lacrosse and Grenfell have dramatically altered the litigation and regulatory landscape. In the Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal & Valuation, Volume 7, Issue 1.