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  30 August 2017

Crane Oversail licences – trespass law and safety protocols


By Kim Lovegrove RML, FAIB, Senior Lawyer, Lovegrove & Cotton.

The unprecedented high-rise residential boom has punctuated Australian city skylines with cranes for some years now. As cranes can, in worst case scenarios, have a deleterious impact upon the safety of adjoining property owners, it is very important that neighbours satisfy themselves that risks of crane-inspired surprises are eliminated. As neighbouring property owners by law own air rights proximate to and above their land holdings, they can take advantage of those rights  by ensuring that licence agreements are fashioned to document crane handling procedures that minimise the threat of adverse impacts to surrounding properties. To find out more about the law on point and the considerations that affected parties should have regard to, read this article, which has a read count of 17,015.
 

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Poverty, Earthquakes and the Need for a New Orthodoxy


By Kim Lovegrove RML, FAIB, Senior Lawyer, Lovegrove & Cotton.

About 75 per cent of the deaths that occur during earthquakes are caused by building failure rather than the actual earthquakes themselves. And the sad fact is that it is the poorer and most densely urbanised areas that register the highest body count. This piece explores ways and options that can be considered to bolster earthquake resilience “architecture” in developing countries. The article first published on Sourceable has 15,545 reads to date.
 

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How Building Cases Are Lost


By Kim Lovegrove RML, FAIB, Senior Lawyer, Lovegrove & Cotton.

If a building dispute runs to conclusion, there will obviously be a winner and a loser. Yet those whom become disillusioned with jurisprudence will be entitled to wonder why there have to be casualties in litigation. This piece deciphers the ways by which disputants find themselves in the invidious position of losing cases. Over 11,000 people have read this article as of yet.
 

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