Natalie is involved in the resolution of complex disputes that arise out of construction and infrastructure projects. She advises on building regulation, protection works and disputes, and administrative and regulatory law including complex issues of statutory and contract interpretation. Her clients include government entities, private developers, head contractors, sub-contractors and consultants.
Proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria regarding protection works disputes.
Proceedings in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, including domestic building disputes and claims of discrimination in relation to access to premises.
Proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia involving complex issues of contract interpretation.
Advice to statutory authorities on the operation of the Australian Constitution and inconsistency between State and Commonwealth laws.
Proceedings in the County Court and Supreme Courts of Victoria and the ACT, including complex disputes on design, performance, construction and commissioning of construction and infrastructure projects.
Time Permitting: limitation periods for ‘building actions’ under the Building Act
On 10 June 2021, Justice Forbes handed down a decision which provides clarity on how a limitation period is to be...
Lacrosse Tower combustible cladding VCAT decision
VCAT hands down first major decision in Australia on respective liability of parties in relation to combustible cladding