My luxury home leaks like a sieve (click picture)

Home Owner ~ats~ Builder Plaintiff’s Solicitor – Marc O’Donoghue, Construction Law MD Issue 2015. Homeowner & builder signed a contract to build a new luxury home. 2016. After moving in the owner found that the house leaked almost everywhere. 2016 – 2021. Builder attempted to repair over several years, but to no avail. 2021. Homeowner […]

Builder wrongly accused (click picture)

PN ~ats~ QBCC Plaintiff’s Solicitor – Marc O’Donoghue, Construction Law MD Issue 2013. Builder completed minor renos to house including installing concrete fibre sheets to exposed soffits. 2016. Owner complained to QBCC that the sheets were mouldy due to a leaky roof. 2016. QBCC sent builder a direction to rectify the roof. Our case The […]

First right of refusal. (click picture)

Butchart v Sinnamon & Broderick [2021] QSC 317 (click hear for decision) Second Respondent’s (Broderick) Solicitor – Marc O’Donoghue, Construction Law MD Second Respondent’s Counsel – Mark Williams, Level 24 Chambers Issue Butchart purchased a plot of land from Sinnamon. The purchase contract allowed Butchart first refusal to purchase the neighbouring plot if sold by […]

When your builder walks away (click picture)

Kleidon v Pollard (click here for decision) Plaintiff’s Solicitor – Marc O’Donoghue, Construction Law MD Plaintiff’s Counsel – Robert Gallo, Sir Harry Gibbs Chambers Issue Home owner & builder signed a contract. Builder did not undertake any works under the contract. Our case The builder has repudiated the contract. Repudiation is when a party to […]