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Announcement - New member of the Lawyer Network in Australia

Published: 27 March 2014

The Lawyer Network is delighted to announce that Kim Lovegrove of 'Lovegrove Smith & Cotton' has joined the Lawyer Network. Kim has joined the Lawyer Network as our exclusive Construction member in Australia.

Partner and Mediatior Lovegrove Smith & Cotton Australia & New Zealand & Conjoint Professor Building Regulation and Certification University of Newcastle, NSW & Chartered Building Professional

- Foremost authority in Victoria and NSW on building regulations

- Principal legal adviser to the Victorian Government on the development and implementation of the Building Act Victoria 1993

- Headed up the team that developed the National Model Building Act. The NMBA become the regulatory reform template for overhauling building regulation in Vic (Building Act), NT (Building Act) NSW (Part 4 of the EPAA). The NMBA also shaped the liability and private certification reforms in building regulation in Tasmania and SA.

- Principal legal adviser to the NSW government on the Part 4 reforms to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (late nineties)

- Immediate past Chairman of the Building Practitioners Board (Victoria)

- A past legal chair appointed by the Municipal Association of Victoria to preside over disciplinary matters concerning councillors and elected officials

- Practices in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Auckland, and provides advice to practitioner clients in Queensland

- Past legal columnist for The Australian, Herald Sun and The Age

- Past President of the Australian Institute of Building (Victorian Chapter)

- Authored or co-authored some 15 books on construction law

- Addressed conferences on construction law in London, Ottawa, Japan, Sweden, Paris

- In March 2013 was invited by the Japanese Building Regulation review team to participate in a Japanese building regulatory review “think tank” in Tokyo as an offshore law reform expert.

- In 1997, represented the Federal Government as a guest of the Japanese Government to advise a ministerial forum on overhaul of Japanese building regulations

- Past Deputy Executive Director of the Australian Building Codes Board

- Past Assistant Director of the Division of Building Control Victoria

- Member of New Zealand Institute of Building and Australian Institute of Building New South Wales chapter

- Chartered Building Professional

If you have a requirement in this area, please get in touch with Kim directly or with the Lawyer Network committee:

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We welcome Kim to the network and look forward to working with him on future transactions.

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