Lovegrove Smith & Cotton

2/405 Little Bourke Street Melbourne CBD VIC 3000


03 9600 1643

} 9:00am - 5:00pm week days - Saturday, Sunday Closed

Lovegrove Smith & Cotton are construction & planning law experts. Three construction law partners with a complement of dedicated construction lawyers make us one of the largest construction & planning boutique law practices in Australia.

Our firm was established in 1993.

There are areas of the law where this firm is without peer, primarily in the construction-related sector. Stephen Smith is the Managing Partner and prior to joining the firm was a senior barrister of 25 years standing. Another of our partners,, was the principal legal adviser on the development of the Building Act in Victoria. In the early nineties he had carriage of the National Model Building Act. The NMBA formed the legislative blue print for modern building regulation in seven of the eight Australian jurisdictions.

 represented the Federal Government as the Deputy Executive Director of the ABCB, as a guest of the Japanese government addressing a Ministerial Forum charged with the overhauling of Japanese building regulations. He also addressed the English Forum for Construction Law Reform at a venue in the House of Commons in the late nineties. His expertise has been recognised at local, National and International level.

This firm possesses a level of expertise that has contributed to the legal fabric of the construction industry and modern day building regulation. This is a key indicator of the benchmarks and standard of excellence that Lovegrove Smith & Cotton people can achieve.

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