Building on shifting sands: The effects of VCAT's eroding jurisdiction


Over the past several years, a number of decisions have significantly altered our understanding of VCAT's jurisdiction and power. The effects of these decisions have been most keenly felt in building and construction matters, particularly those in which insurers are involved.

The panel will include Justice Ted Woodward, VCAT President and two experienced building and construction practitioners, Nicholas Pane KC and Natalie Burgess. They will discuss the practical effects of VCAT's restricted jurisdiction for the Tribunal and practitioners, their implications, and the effect of recent legislative reform.

The session will be followed by a chance to meet and discuss with barristers, solicitors and insurers over drinks and nibbles at the Essoign Club.


This is an in-person event only.