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Weir Legal and Consulting was recently established by Bronwyn Weir. Bronwyn has practiced for over 20 years representing government regulators and individuals facing regulatory actions. She has a strong reputation in providing complaince and enforcment advice and helping regulators enhance their regulatory practices.

Regulators are expected to deliver effective regulatory practice through risk based, proportionate approaches. These expectations can come in the form of Ministerial Statements of Expectation and Department or government led regulatory practice frameworks such as the Commonwealth’s Regulator Performance Framework. Contemporary regulatory practice calls for sophisticated, intelligence led decision making and proactive, strategic planning to manage risk and identify emerging risks.
Bronwyn understands these expectations and has worked with regulators to achieve their aspirations as effective, consistent and transparent regulators. She brings to this work, decades of expereince in the operational practices of regulators enabling her to understand the strengths, weakness and challenges faced by regulators on a day to day basis.

Weir Legal and Consulting can advise on legal matters concerning regulation and enforcement and consult on practice, policy and procedure enhancement. We can act for government but also advise regulated entities and private individuals on regulatory matters.

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Lacrosse Decision – What does this all mean?

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s decision  relating to the combustible cladding fire at the Lacrosee Tower in Melbourne’s Docklands  was delivered in March 2019, over 4 years after the fire. Judge Woodward delivered a 227 page decision which dissects the practices of key practitioners in the building approvals process with masterful precision providing the […]

Examining common themes in the Shergold Weir and Hackitt Reports

The Building Confidence report prepared by Professor Shergold and Bronwyn Weir for the Building Minister’s Forum in Australia was released in April 2018. Two weeks later, the UK government released the Building a Safer Future prepared by Dame Judith Hackitt. The authors of these reports examine the building regulations in their respective countries and make recommendations to government for […]

Aluminium Composite Panels – ‘attachments’ and ‘bonded laminated materials’

I recently read with interest the following article claiming that in most cases combustible cladding identified in cladding audits around Australia are likely to have been installed on buildings in compliance with the National Construction Code (NCC). https://lnkd.in/gNyy87N The article describes 2 key arguments to defend allegations that the use of combustible cladding on buildings […]

Registration for trade contracors and amendments to facilitate the state-wide cladding audit program

Last week the Minister for Planning, the Hon Richard Wynne, introduced the Building Amendment (Registration of Trades and Other Matters) Bill 2018 into the Victorian Parliament. The Bill makes numerous, significant changes to the building regulation scheme in Victoria. The key reforms in the Bill are: that trade contractors and employees doing ‘restricted’ domestic and commercial building […]