Christine is a disputes partner in the Construction & Infrastructure Group with more than 15 years’ experience as a construction and commercial litigator. Christine acts in disputes across residential, commercial and infrastructure asset classes. Christine is the editor of our fortnightly newsletter for professionals in the residential building sector in NSW, Residential Focus.
As the panel relationship partner (alternate) for the NSW Government practice, Christine has an overview of the firm's NSW government practice and coordinates conflicts compliance and reporting. Christine is responsible for the annual government lawyers’ day conference hosted by the firm, as well as editing the fortnightly newsletter, NSW Government Bulletin.
Christine is also a member of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Human Research Ethics Committee.
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20 May 2020 - Knowledge
#Property & Real Estate
We are frequently asked to advise on whether or not particular activity is residential building work. Where it is, there can be significant implications for contracting parties. In this week’s editorial, we revisit a case which has recently gone on appeal and look at what the NSW Court of Appeal has said on the issue.
06 May 2020 - Knowledge
#Property & Real Estate
In this edition, we wrap-up the 22 recommendations contained in the final report on the regulation of building standards, quality and disputes recently released by a Committee of the NSW Parliament, and examine how it may reform the NSW building industry.
29 April 2020 - Knowledge
#Construction & Infrastructure, #COVID-19
On 12 November 2016, the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Act 2015 (Cth) extended many of the protections of the Australian Consumer Law to small businesses contracts entered into on or after this date. Those protections also apply to the provisions of a contract that is renewed or varied on or after this date, to the extent of the new provisions. As parties affected by COVID-19 seek to enforce various termination, extension of time, variation and compensation clauses in their contracts, it is an opportune time to review these protections and how the Courts have applied them since their commencement.
30 March 2020 - Knowledge
#Construction & Infrastructure
At the end of 2019, the ABCC announced it would be conducting an audit campaign of code covered entities that have failed to report disputed or delayed payments to the ABCC. What does this mean and how does this affect you?
04 March 2020 - Knowledge
Last week Holding Redlich held its annual NSW Government lawyer CLE intensive day. The day was hosted by Construction and Infrastructure partner, Christine Jones, and featured a one day program on the topic of open government and digitising the customer experience.
12 February 2020 - Knowledge
#Property & Real Estate
On 6 February, the NSW Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, Kevin Anderson, announced that the recruitment process had commenced for up to 75 staff to support the newly appointed NSW Building Commissioner, David Chandler OAM, in his task to overhaul the NSW building and construction industry.
14 January 2020 - Knowledge
#Government, #Construction & Infrastructure, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Data & Privacy, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Property & Real Estate, #Workplace Relations & Safety
In this special edition of our fortnightly publication, we put a spotlight on the government’s ongoing digital transformation and take a close look at some of the key trends and issues as a result of this digitisation.
11 Feb 20 to 10 Nov 20 - Brisbane
This series will equip you with the knowledge and tools to buy and/or sell better, will ensure you remain compliant in this increasingly regulated environment, and will maximise your chances of success and beat off the competition.
28 Apr 20 to 23 Jun 20
This interactive webinar series will discuss topical issues including the impacts of COVID-19, Planning and Environment Court decisions, the purpose of the Planning Act 2016 (Qld) and other development assessment pathways outside the usual Planning Act.
01 Jun 20
The property and construction industry is key to reviving Australia's economy in the post-COVID-19 environment. Join our construction partners Suzy Cairney, Stephen Natoli and national property partners Natashia Ackroyd, Cameron Sheather and Darren Anderson next Monday for an online discussion on the Victorian Government's recent $2.7 billion Building Works Package, plus policies and incentives for these two sectors at the national level.