Lovegrove Solicitors' are boutique lawyers that over the years have provided tailored expertise for local government. We only offer our services in areas where we believe that we are without
peer, areas where our experience and intelligence is second to none; experience that has been honed through years of experience, involvement in development of building law in this country,
involvement in precedence setting decisions and the protection of municipal interests. These areas are as follows.
BUILDING REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE
We are pre-eminent in this field. Professor Kim Lovegrove after all was the lawyer engaged by the Government to
advise on the development of the Building Act. He was heavily involved in its drafting, its interpretation and litigation to do with it. He is the expert on point.
PLANNING & BUILDING ENFORCEMENT
Kim have years of experience in compliance and prosecution having acted for city and country shires. We are proud to say that we have never lost a prosecution. Why? Because we know “building
and planning regulations”, and the intricacies of this quasi criminal arena. We also do our best to get cost recovery, but to be frank it is not always possible we nevertheless have a good
track record on point.
CAPITAL WORKS RISK MANAGEMENT AND FRONT END CONTRACTING
Our superior knowledge of building contracting and building law enables us to develop contract packages that are designed to risk minimise and prevent surprises. Surprises take the form of
variations, cost blow outs, contractual ambiguities time delays and other such imponderables. Our clients can attest to our ability to risk minimise and develop conditions that are robust and
How have we developed such expertise? By writing books on building law, by having had carriage of hundreds of building disputes, by having drafted and amended hundreds of contracts and by
knowing our area inside out.
PROBITY AND COMPLIANCE
We have many years experience in the provision of probity and compliance advice from both a strategic and implementation point of view. Having prepared and amended tendering and
contract administration manuals and protocols for government bodies we have hone our skills on point. Professor Kim
Lovegrove is the immediate past chairman of the Building Practitioners Board and has a highly developed radar with respect to that which is expected of public office, he also collaborated with
the NSW government on developing conflict of interests and pecuniary interest protocols designed to govern the conduct of building surveyors. We can give best practice if not “ahead of best
practice” advice on duties and accountabilities of public officials, pecuniary interest and conflict of interest subtleties and conventions and the implementation of procedures that stand up to the
highest level of public scrutiny.
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