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Contract Issues

Quantum Meruit Building Work Claims

When a contractor makes a claim for ‘quantum meruit’ they…

High Court reminder that it pays to take care with performance bonds

The High Court in Simic v New South Wales Land and Housing Corporation [2016]…

Time not a great healer of defects claims

A recent Supreme Court decision has provided a timely reminder…

The Fair is Coming to Town – Unfair Contract Terms and Small Businesses

From 12 November 2016, small businesses will be protected from…

Performance Securities – You got to know why to hold ‘em

The ‘purpose’ of performance security In construction…

Security of Payment

‘Accrual’ reminder for developers

The recent Supreme Court decision of Broadview Windows Pty Ltd…

The end of the road for retention moneys on large projects?

Head contractors who enter into construction contracts with subcontractors…

Contractors beware: Risk of no reference dates after termination

A payment claim may not be valid (for the purposes of the Security…

Supporting statement essential for valid service of payment claim

The Supreme Court has determined that a payment claim is not…

Construction Regulation

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