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Matthew Bell

Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of Studies for Construction Law, University of Melbourne
Matthew Bell is a Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of Studies for Construction Law at Melbourne Law School. He joined the Law School in 2005 after several years' experience as a construction lawyer with Clayton Utz in Melbourne and Clifford Chance in London. Matthew is the author of many publications in the field, including the texts Construction Law in Australia and Understanding Australian Construction Contracts (with Ian Bailey), and his scholarship and teaching has been recognised in several awards. Matthew is Professional Support Lawyer to Construction and Major Projects at Clayton Utz on a part-time basis and was founding Chair of the Academic Subcommittee of the Society of Construction Law Australia. In 2015, he commenced PhD studies through the Centre of Construction Law at King's College London.

Don't overlook residents' role in apartment building safety

Feb 08, 2019 11:49 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

For many of us, the reality of Australian homes now sits many storeys up in the sky. High-rise apartment buildings have sprouted across the nations cities. In recent weeks on Christmas Eve at the Opal Tower building in...

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