Duty of Care under the Design and Building Practitioners Act NSW

8 April 2024

Watch this insightful presentation by Sharon Levy from Bartier Perry Lawyers to learn about the statutory duty of care under the Design and Building Practitioners Act NSW (2020). Originally held 1 May 2024 and hosted by ACA NSW/ACT.


Bartier Perry Lawyers Partner, Sharon Levy, discusses the statutory duty of care under the Design and Building Practitioners Act NSW (2020) and addresses:

  • What is the duty?
  • Who does it apply to?
  • The interpretation and application of the duty and current position

Sharon presents some relevant case studies, on which the Courts have been required to consider the application of a new duty of care. She goes through judgments to show how these case studies are interpreted and the key takeaways.


Sharon Levy has over 20 years of experience in commercial disputes and particular expertise in building and construction. She has successfully represented a diverse range of clients including councils, NSW government departments, builders, developers, sub-contractors, consultants, owners of corporations and high net-worth individuals.


Members $20 incl GST
Non-members $30 incl GST
RSVP by Monday 29 April 2024

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Completion of this 1 hour webinar and submission of answers to CPD questions will deliver 1 formal CPD point.

Learning outcomes –

  • Learn what your obligations are under the DBP Act
  • Understand the definition of construction work under the Act
  • Understand who duty of care applies to under the Act

NSCA 2021 Units of Competency and Performance Criteria – Practice Management & Professional Conduct – PC 1 & PC16.

Links will be provided for recording access and CPD questions. Please complete questions after viewing the webinar in its entirety. Certificates will be provided following online submission of answers to questions. Please keep your receipt, completed questions and certificate for your CPD records.


For any questions, please contact Katherine Ygosse webinars@aca.org.au.