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

A recent UK decision1 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. ...

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 its way to cure a commercially peculiar, but perfectly workable, clause. ...

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. ...

Employment Law
Insight 06 Dec 2016

In this issue we look at the Fair Work Ombudsmans decision to prosecute a sham contracting offence even after the employer had rectified the underpayments the enforceability of post-employment restraint of trade clauses how a new ABCC will look like after its journey through the Senate and the ...

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 Associate Fiona Potter and Law Graduate Thanushar Sridaran report on the potential impacts of the changes ...

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 developer of commercial premises. ...

Amendments to BCIPA regime passed in Queensland
Insight 18 Sep 2014

The Queensland Parliament has passed amendments to the states security of payment legislation that aim to address concerns raised by the construction industry about unfairness in the payment claim and adjudication process ...

Make informal payment arrangements for construction work at your own peril
Insight 05 Sep 2014

A recent decision of the New South Wales Supreme Court serves as a timely reminder that a construction contract under security of payment legislation can include an arrangement to carry out construction work that is not legally enforceable Managing Associate Nicholas Ng Associate Matt Thomas and ...

SOPA adjudications in Western Australia - only the applicant can win!
Insight 03 Jul 2014

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has held that under that states security of payment legislation an adjudicator does not have the power to make a determination that requires an applicant to pay the respondent money by reason of any counterclaim raised in the adjudication An adjudicator may ...

Record penalties a reminder of product safety obligations
Insight 03 Jul 2014

Record US penalties recently imposed on car manufacturers for failures to deal appropriately with safety defects are a timely reminder to Australian manufacturers of their product safety obligations Partner Belinda Thompson Senior Associate Jaime McKenzie and Lawyer Ishwar Singh report ...