We are a Melbourne based commercial law firm practising in building, construction and contract law since 2001. We are known for a hands-on and straight-forward approach regardless of how complex the situation. Our team is led by Darren Noble, who has been in the industry for over 25 years, first as a builder and then as a lawyer...read more.
Noble Lawyers provides hands-on advice and advocacy to Melbourne businesses and individuals. Our expertise spans across construction, contract and commercial law. Most importantly, when you talk to us, you will always have direct access to a senior experienced lawyer with the expertise to respond quickly with advice.
Among our clients are builders, contractors, sub-contractors, project managers, developers, architects, home-owners and anyone seeking affirmative resolution in construction and commercial legal matters.
We act for both individuals and all nature of business in commercial law matters. Our cases vary broadly across a diverse range of industries and industry segments for example construction, retail, manufacturing, agriculture and other small to medium enterprises.
Below we provide a number of brief case summaries that demonstrate the nature of our work and the outcomes we achieve.
Noble Lawyers acted for the owners of an apartment located entirely on top of a suspended concrete slab below which was situated a common area and car parking garage, all of which the VCAT found had to be demolished. We sued the building surveyor, the engineer and the builder, all of whom the VCAT found to be equally liable. Our principal, Darren Noble, appeared before the Tribunal and ran the case at trial. The Tribunal found that each of the Respondents was equally liable and assessed damages at approximately $965,000.00.
Noble Lawyers represents builders before the Building Appeals Board, and in this case was appealing seven findings of "guilt" imposed by the Building Practitioners Board (BPB) against our client. Noble Lawyers was successful in having six findings overturned. The penalties were reduced from 3 month suspension of registration and the maximum fine, to no suspension and a significantly reduced fine. The Board was ordered to pay our client’s costs of the appeal.
Noble Lawyers successfully opposed an application by a debtor company to have our client’s statutory demand set aside. This victory in the court led to a fast and favourable settlement of a multitude of related proceedings and resulted in our client obtaining payment of a large debt that had been outstanding for some time.