Stephen Smith – Director and Chartered Building Professional

If you click this hyperlink you will be able to access Stephen’s Sourceable pieces and the articles range from topics such as crane oversail, contracts and private certification. Stephen is able to draw upon a deep reservoir of thirty years’ experience in the law, 25 years of which were spent at the bar having assumed conduct of literally thousands of cases.

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Buying an Owner-Built Property can be Risky Business By James O’Donnell, Lawyer, Lovegrove Smith & Cotton

shutterstock_118545832“There are dangers which purchasers should turn their minds to before buying an owner-built home.  Most people forget the importance of engaging a building consultant to carry out thorough checks to identify any issues such as incomplete or defective works”. To access this article, click here.

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Limitations for Lawsuits Involving Building Practitioners in Victoria By Kim Lovegrove, Lovegrove Smith & Cotton

shutterstock_146730020“Failure to be aware of the relevant provisions could mean that one is shut out of legal proceedings by virtue of being statute barred, or alternatively builders could face lawsuits long after work is complete on account of the long tail.” To access this article,

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What Is Building Work? By Kim Lovegrove, Lovegrove Smith & Cotton

shutterstock_67655386“The definition of “building work” coupled with the definition of “construct” is of broad church import and gravitas. Those who are unfamiliar with the definition of building work are prone to making assumptions about that which requires a building permit and that which does not. Such assumptions can have a very deleterious impact upon the uniformed or unenlightened as it were, for a failure to carry out or undertake building work without a building permit can culminate in prosecution of the quasi criminal persuasion.” To access this article, click here.

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Divide and Conquer Rules in Body Corporate Disputes Article published in ‘The Australian’ Newspaper by Kim Lovegrove, Lovegrove Smith & Cotton

shutterstock_126209237“Managing a body-corporate dispute can be like herding cats…a very distinct kind of animal.” To read this article in The Australian newspaper, click here.

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