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Build-to-rent: key to unlocking the future liveability of Australia's cities
Insight 25 Nov 2019

The dial is shifting for Australian cities. Consumer priorities have changed, placing increasing emphasis on the need for accommodation that's close to work, offers high quality amenities and guarantees security of tenure. In our latest ...

Report: Australian Infrastructure Investment Report 2019
Insight 15 Nov 2019

Investor appetite for Australian infrastructure remains strong. However, to maintain our status as a leading infrastructure investment destination, we must address systemic issues that are adversely impacting the market, including cost overruns on major projects.  ...

Vale restitution? The High Court clarifies remedies available to construction contractors following termination for repudiation
Insight 14 Oct 2019

In a welcome decision for principals engaging contractors for construction work, the High Court has substantially limited the availability of the restitutionary remedy of a quantum meruit where a ...

Builders' duty of care for defective works continues to narrow
Insight 23 Sep 2019

A recent UK decision 1 continues the judicial trend of limiting the circumstances in which a builder will be liable in negligence for pure economic loss caused by its defective works. It emphasises ...

Navigating split dispute resolution clauses – where's Google Maps when you need it?
Insight 15 Jul 2019

A recent Supreme Court of Victoria decision sounds a warning to principals and contractors alike – your dispute resolution clause must be clear and unambiguous, because the court will not go out of ...

Accelerating build-to-rent in Australia
Insight 29 Sep 2018

The build-to-rent (BTR) model continues to gain pace in Australia as several projects prove the local viability of this asset class. To gather momentum, however, requires developers and institutional investors to understand in a bit more ...

Employment Law
Insight 06 Dec 2016

We look at the Fair Work Ombudsman's decision to prosecute a sham contracting offence even after the employer had rectified the underpayments; the enforceability of post-employment restraint of tra ...

Impact of reforms to Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA)
Insight 25 Oct 2016

Proposed amendments to the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA) will, if passed, result in significant changes to the adjudication process in Western Australia. Partner Jeremy Quan-Sing, Senior ...

The hotel window closes - no vulnerability where a contract exists
Insight 20 Oct 2014

The High Court recently overturned a NSW Court of Appeal decision that stated a building contractor owed a duty of care for pure economic loss for defective work to a successor in title to the ...

Amendments to BCIPA regime passed in Queensland
Insight 18 Sep 2014

The Queensland Parliament has passed amendments to the state's security of payment legislation that aim to address concerns raised by the construction industry about unfairness in the payment claim ...

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