Special Edition – Corrs Breakfast Series June 2017: Delay & Disruption 2.0

June 16, 2017

In a special edition of Corrs High Vis, Lawyer David Hastie talks to Corrs Senior Associate Leighton Moon and HKA Vice President James Lyall ahead of Corrs Chambers Westgarth’s Delay and Disruption breakfast seminar on Tuesday 20 June 2017.  In considering the Society of Construction Law’s recently released 2nd edition of its Delay and Disruption Protocol, we consider how construction industry professionals can best take advantage of the updated protocol. 


Episode 11 - Doing Business with Asia (Part Two: China)

June 9, 2017

In the second of our two-part Corrs High Vis special, we take a closer look at Chinese cultural values, business etiquette and negotiation styles. China plays a crucial role in Australia’s construction market. But what are the sensitivities professionals need to observe when doing business with our largest trading partner? Corrs Lawyer David Hastie talks to paralegal Jonathan Mackojc who has lived and worked in China about the cultural rhythms he has experienced.


Episode 11 – Doing Business with Asia (Part One)

June 1, 2017

In this two-part Corrs High Vis special, we take a closer look at Japanese and Chinese cultural values, business etiquette and negotiation styles. In Part One, Senior Associate Celeste Koravos discusses the complex decision making process in Japanese companies with lawyer David Hastie.


Episode 10 – Arbitration and its role in Common Law

May 26, 2017

This week Corrs High Vis considers whether arbitration can assist in the development of Common Law. Partner Andrew Stephenson and Associate Astrid Andersson consider the Australian perspective.


Episode 9 - Heading West: WA Market Update

May 16, 2017

This week Corrs High Vis heads West to consider some of the trends emerging in Western Australia’s construction industry. In the midst of a five-year demand recession, where do opportunities lie? Corrs Construction Partner Sarah Leonard considers the landscape as funds tighten and disputes rise.


Episode 8 – Corrs Construction Law Update (April 2017)

May 9, 2017

This week Corrs High Vis considers some of the key cases and industry updates from our latest Construction Law Update. Corrs Construction Partners Andrew McCormack and Matthew Muir and Consultant Wayne Jocic consider the landscape with Senior Associate Jaclyn Smith.


Episode 7 – What’s Next for Market-Led Proposals In Australia?

May 2, 2017

Market-led proposals are gaining momentum in Australia, creating both challenges and opportunities for governments around the country. In our latest podcast, Corrs Graduate Georgia Westbrook talks to Corrs Partner Jane Hider. What can the construction industry expect next from MLPs?


Episode 6 – Penchant for prefab: A viable alternative to traditional building

April 12, 2017

New construction technologies are transforming the way buildings are going up around the world and prefab and modular building, in particular, are gravitating towards the mainstream of construction in Australia. In our latest podcast, Corrs Senior Associate Leighton Moon talks to Bill McCorkell of Archiblox about the shift, the benefits it brings and the future landscape. 


Episode 5 – Attracting a crowd: Stadium Development lessons from overseas

March 17, 2017

They come around once in a lifetime. Despite the complex approvals, funding and decision-making associated with building new stadia, overseas developments have proved they can be an economically sustainable proposition.  But what does it really take to make a sporting arena successful over the long term? Corrs Partner Andrew McCormack and Associate Director at Savills, Lawson Katiza offer Isobel Farquharson their analysis in our latest Corrs High Vis.


Episode 4 – Seminar: When is Arbitration the Answer?

February 17, 2017

When is arbitration the answer? It's a question that's being asked more and more in construction. This week, industry professionals gathered in Melbourne to hear from experts in the field, including the Honourable Justice Croft from the Supreme Court of Victoria, Albert Monichino QC and Corrs International Arbitration Partner, Bronwyn Lincoln.