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Councils are often sued for defects in building work in circumstances where they have received and relied upon the expertise of other professionals when assessing whether they have reasonable grounds to conclude that building work will, or does, comply with the building consent and the building code.
In dealing with many claims against councils around the country, we wonder if there is a perception, possibly fuelled by the leaky building litigation over the past two decades, that councils are bound to be liable if a building is built with defects.  An article by Sarah.

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