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Changes to the NSW security of payment regime to commence on 21 October 2019. Are you ready?
Changes to the security of payment regime will apply to NSW construction contracts entered into from 21 October 2019.
Australia
2 Oct 2019
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Must an owner allow a builder to return to site to rectify defects?
In this case, the builder had not shown that it was unreasonable not to allow him back on site to rectify the defects.
Australia
13 Jun 2019
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Trade credit insurance – a changing landscape creates additional risks for businesses
This article considers relevant Hayne Royal Commission recommendations and reaction to them from insurance companies.
Australia
27 May 2019
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Cause not needed to dismiss a senior executive
In this case, the Court considered that Council could terminate the CEO's contract without cause and by paying notice.
Australia
17 May 2019
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Can I sign this document electronically?
There is still a lot of uncertainty about when it might be appropriate to accept an electronic signature on a document.
Australia
17 Dec 2018
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Top five issues to consider when buying a hire or rental business
This article explores five issues to consider when taking over an existing hire business by way of an asset purchase.
Australia
26 Nov 2018
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Getting out of a contract: When is it OK to break a promise?
Businesses are generally bound by the terms of a contract, but in some circumstances, parties may get out of a bad deal.
Australia
3 Sep 2018
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The gig economy: the good, the bad and the downright unregulated
This is the first of a two part series focussing on the gig economy and its key stakeholders.
Australia
16 May 2018
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Building, construction and procurement - Cautionary tales
These 3 recent decisions highlight issues relating to local government contracts for building and construction services.
Australia
12 May 2018
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Security of payment – early payment claims are fatal
A payment claim served before the relevant reference date is invalid, no matter what the construction contract says.
Australia
15 Dec 2017
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Unfair contracts: Driving a hard bargain or unlawful conduct?
In part 1 of this Contract Series, the article examines: How far can you push a hard bargain before it becomes unfair?
Australia
23 Oct 2017
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Do your construction project contracts reflect your appetite for risk?
Principals, contractors, consultants and subcontractors are entering into contracts for construction projects every day.
Australia
25 Aug 2017
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Defective construction work – recovering the costs of your time for mistakes by your contractor
To successfully claim the cost of your time as damages for breach, you must prove that you incurred additional expense.
Australia
3 Aug 2017
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The dreaded indemnity clause
An indemnity clause in a contract should be negotiated to determine which party is best placed to bear associated risks.
Australia
9 Jul 2017
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PPSA in practice – Big trouble in little security: Part 2
This paper addresses some of the practical issues encountered when advising clients on the operation of the PPSA.
Australia
18 Feb 2017
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PPSA in practice - Big trouble in little security: Part 1
This paper addresses some of the practical issues encountered when advising clients on the operation of the PPSA.
Australia
18 Feb 2017
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Give me a sign: what are the risks of accepting an electronic signature on a commercial contract?
This use of electronic signatures in contracts was recently considered by the New South Wales Court of Appeal.
Australia
6 Nov 2016
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