Latest Updates

Our recent legal updates are listed below.

Contract Issues

Contractors - don’t use Dropbox if you want to get paid!

In Wärtsilä Australia Pty Ltd (ACN 003 736 892) v Primero Group…

Is the arbitration agreement “not applicable”?

In Gemcan Constructions Pty Ltd v Westbourne Grammar School [2020]…

Security of Payment

When are settlement agreements concerning payment claims void under SOPA?

If a respondent fails to issue a payment schedule in time, but…

Suspension of relief: take out notices, jurisdictional error and Security of Payment Act

In Parrwood Pty Ltd v Trinity Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd, the…

Construction Regulation

Construction Industry Lockdown: Stage 4 Restrictions for Metro Melbourne

The second wave of COVID-19 has continued to spiral in Melbourne…

NCC 2019 Amendment 1: Changes starting on 1 July 2020

In response to the recommendations of the Shergold Wier Building…

Commercial Issues

The dreaded ACL injury: the Australian Consumer Law and building contracts

Since it fully came into effect on 1 January 2011, the Australian…

The role of an expert witness in a building dispute

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If you are involved in a domestic building dispute, whether as…

Disputes

The dreaded ACL injury: the Australian Consumer Law and building contracts

Since it fully came into effect on 1 January 2011, the Australian…

The role of an expert witness in a building dispute

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If you are involved in a domestic building dispute, whether as…