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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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Our Services

Enhancing Regulatory Practice

Building Regulation

Compliance and Enforcement

Tribunals and Advocacy

Training and Presentations

Reviews and Audits

Registration and Licensing

Secondments

Articles and Publications

Better Buildings & Consumer Protection

This article was first published in the AIBS Building Surveyor magazine issue 2/2019 How do we regulate so that buildings get built properly? AND What do we do to protect consumers when buildings are not built properly? The above two questions are at the heart of recent discussions about the state of Australia’s buildings. Sometimes […]

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 […]