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Delegates include Architects, Fire and Structural Engineers , Building Surveyors , Designers.

These workshops are designed to educate and update all in a classroom setting of no more than 30 delegates


Each delegate receives a Certificate of Attendance - all presentations can receive formal accreditation and are presented by Industry Experts, Qualified Lecturers, Trainers, Consultants 

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NEXT WORKSHOP : Melbourne 

22 August 2019 : 1.30pm - 4.30pm 

Karstens Conference Centre 

123 Queen St, Melbourne  

Topic : Contractual Defects & Design Defect Liability; RegulatIon, Onus & Impacts

Workshops include:

  • Notes and Guidance on the Act

  • Worked Examples

  • Proforma Documents

  • Adequate Time for Questions

  • Limited to 30 People

  • Afternoon Tea 


Some of the work is online. Please remember to bring your own laptop with you 


  • Legal liabilities: contracts between the owner & developer/contractor/subcontractor (including suppliers, architects, engineers etc.), tort, negligence and misleading conduct, indemnity clauses;

  • Potential for loss: whether or not this is an insurable event, policy wording, exclusion clauses, consequential damages, multiple parties on the same policy;

  • Defect clauses in standard contracts and likely improvements;

  • Principles outlined by the High Court in Bellgrove v Elridge: introduces a test of necessity and reasonableness, D Galambos & Son Pty Ltd v McIntyre: diminution in value to be measure of damages where remedial work is not reasonable;

  • Likely reform paths: legislation, Court activism, building codes;

  • Risk Management: from project inception to post-completion issues, new emerging models.

This in-depth workshop will allow plenty of opportunity to understand defect clauses and impacts for your business. Save hundreds by attending this workshop and walking away better informed 





Presented by Jim Doyle, Doyles Construction Lawyers 

About the Presenter Jim Doyle 

Jim Doyle is the Director of Doyles Construction Lawyers, established in 1991. Doyles Construction Lawyers acts for all construction industry participants and represents parties at all stages of project development, from planning, tendering, design and construction, to project delivery and dispute resolution. 

Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, Jim worked in civil engineering construction and design and as a transport engineer/economist on major transport initiatives in Victoria. 

Jim’s commercial multidisciplinary approach to resolving challenges and delivering viable projects, is a result of his qualifications and experience in Economics (Econometrics and Urban Economics), Engineering (he is a Chartered Professional Engineer with The Institution of Engineers Australia) and Law. Jim is admitted to the State Supreme Courts and the High Court.

Jim has extensive experience both nationally and internationally in contract documentation, contract administration and project delivery.