Latest Updates

Our recent legal updates are listed below.

Contract Issues

Dealing with variations in building contracts

Variations to the scope of works, or variations to the services…

The cost of poorly-drafted building contracts

The importance of having in place a written contract is widely…

Implied conditions & warranties for home building contracts

Following changes to the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) in early…

Early release of retention money

Most construction contracts allow for a principal or head contractor…

The Building Code of Australia – compliance issues

The Building Code of Australia (‘BCA’) contains a series…

Building Defects – Damage to Balconies

Due to the widespread construction of high density apartments…

Security of Payment

Challenging Adjudication Determinations – some recent guidance

Parties to a commercial building dispute may utilise Security…

When adjudication certificates meet statutory demands

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Parties to a payment dispute in the commercial building industry…

National review of security of payment legislation by John Murray AM

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The long-awaited national review of security of payment legislation…

Construction Regulation

Greater regulation of buildings using external combustible cladding

Recent disasters befalling high-rise buildings locally and overseas…