Construction and Planning Law

LMS Lawyers are construction and planning law experts. Our team is led by our Director, Les Schwarz, who has had over 30 years of experience in this area of law (including as a Barrister and on Members Boards).

You can be sure to receive expert and timely advice when engaging our practice. Les and his team of construction and planning lawyers can assist you in all matters, including:-

  • Representing clients in building and planning matters
  • Acting for builders, developers, home-owners, Owners Corporations, insurers, adjoining owners, councils, subcontractors and all building professionals in all construction disputes such as architects, building surveyors, engineers, designers and consultants etc. in all jurisdictions
  • Drafting and/or reviewing of all types of construction agreements
  • Representation at all disciplinary hearings for all building professionals
  • Protection works/disputes
  • Advice in respect of all building legislation and regulations

Cladding Crisis in Victoria

The current cladding crisis continues to cause a headache for thousands of Victorian apartment owners. Owners Corporations are now faced with safety risks in buildings identified with combustible cladding. Cladding issues not only pose legal challenges for Owners Corporations, but have also decreased the value of some apartments in buildings across Victoria.

How to address cladding problems will depend on a number of factors, however each building is different and requires specialised legal advice.

We are happy to have a chat with you regarding any cladding concerns you may have about your building today so that you are equipped with the right advice to protect your position.


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