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Combustible Cladding Class Action

IMF Bentham and William Roberts Lawyers are working together to investigate and bring viable claims for compensation, on behalf of persons and entities with proprietary interests in residential or commercial buildings, on which there is installed aluminium composite panel cladding with a core comprised substantially of polyethylene (PE) (PE Core Cladding).

Compensation to be recovered

The main compensation we are looking to recover for affected persons or entities is the amount that would represent the cost of replacing the PE Core Cladding with other suitable cladding or material, together with all other associated costs. To participate in any action we bring it is not necessary for any rectification costs to have been actually incurred in respect to the PE Core Cladding on the building. 

If you are interested in recovering compensation – Register and provide information

We are gathering information from people and entities with proprietary interests in buildings on which there is PE Core Cladding. This information will be used to evaluate entitlements to bring legal action for compensation. All information provided will be treated confidentially and in accordance with IMF's privacy policy. You will not have any obligation to do anything by simply registering and providing information.

Registration of details

If you believe you have PE Core Cladding on your building, we invite you to provide your details through IMF’s website: https://www.imf.com.au/cases/register/combustible-cladding-class-action-overview . We appreciate that you may not know all the information about the cladding on your building at this stage. If you believe you may have the PE Core  Cladding, but are unsure, we encourage you to register.

Questionnaire

Once you have provided your details, you will then be sent a questionnaire asking for more information about your situation. Please fill in the questionnaire and return it to IMF. You will then be kept updated as to whether any potential legal claims arise and any proposed proceedings for recovery of compensation.

Background

PE Core Cladding is often used for the purposes of aesthetics to act as a cover for part or all of the external walls of a building. The principal issue with the use of PE Core Cladding on buildings is that the polyethylene core is highly combustible.

The safety risk associated with the use of PE Core Cladding in buildings, especially multi-storey buildings is now well known. A number of fires around the world have drawn attention to this issue. Two such devastating examples are the Lacrosse building fire in Melbourne on 25 November 2014, and more recently and poignantly the Grenfell Tower fire in London on 14 June 2017.

Our investigations are presently focussing on a number of affected buildings in Australia. Please click on the link and follow the instructions if you are willing to share information to assist these investigations.

Important Note – No Obligations by registration

Please note that submitting your information is not binding in any way and does not constitute acceptance of any contract or obligation. If you have any questions, you can contact either the IMF Client Liaison Team by email on 402805@imf.com.au or free call 1800 016 464 or the following people of our office Bill Petrovski: by email on  bill.petrovski@williamroberts.com.au  Ding Pan: by e-mail on ding.pan@williamroberts.com.au  or either of them by telephone on 02 9552 2111.