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New WA law recommended to protect subcontractors
The best protection for construction contractor payments often comes from Personal Property Securities Act registration.
Australia
16 May 2019
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4 things you need to know before signing up to a commercial lease
Before signing, you must review the terms of the lease and ensure that you understand your obligations and liabilities.
Australia
13 Apr 2019
3
Can insolvent contractors enforce adjudication awards within Australia?
It is uncertain if liquidators of insolvent construction contractors can enforce adjudication awards across Australia.
Australia
14 Mar 2019
4
Fiocco Report released, on reform of WA construction industry security of payment
The report addressed the question of how to ensure subcontractors get paid, in times of head contractor insolvency.
Australia
19 Dec 2018
5
Forging a path to protecting subcontractor payments in insolvency
The reasoning in the Forge cases is important for subcontractors' payment rights in cases of head contractor insolvency.
Australia
12 Nov 2018
6
Strata titles reform update – Five key changes in WA strata law
The Strata Titles Amendment Bill 2018 introduces the most significant changes in strata law in more than last 20 years.
Australia
9 Nov 2018
7
Compulsory acquisition of land by NSW government stopped in its tracks in landmark legal battle. Tell them they are dreaming! How will this apply in WA?
Article discusses the first Australian case where an entire compulsory acquisition attempt has been overturned.
Australia
22 May 2018
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WA Supreme Court clarifies jurisdictional error in adjudications
A jurisdictional error is a mistake about the nature and limits of an adjudicator's role under security of payment laws.
Australia
27 Mar 2018
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Selling and buying real estate with Bitcoin — The future of real estate transactions?
With the volatility of Bitcoin, property transactions are unlikely to be paid for entirely in Bitcoin in the near future.
Australia
10 Mar 2018
10
HHG Construction Law Series Part 19: No challenge to adjudication award within power: High Court
An adjudicator's determination cannot be challenged in a court unless the adjudicator had no power to make that award.
Australia
19 Feb 2018
11
Civil contractors legal guide: Payment
This guide will focus on lump sum contracts, but you should seek advice on the best payment regime for your business.
Australia
23 Dec 2017
12
Civil contractors legal guide: Timing
Time is usually of the essence, and the contractor often takes the risk of liability for delayed completion of works.
Australia
23 Dec 2017
13
Civil contractors legal guide: Quality
Most standard-form contracts provide that a contractor's works will be carried out in a "proper and workmanlike manner".
Australia
23 Dec 2017
14
Prevention principle restated: Contractors be aware - Owners, head contractors and local governments be wary
The prevention principle may seem simple, but as the cases have demonstrated, it is not so simple in its application.
Australia
17 Aug 2017
15
Risk management for construction professionals and their insurers
Delivering a construction project on time and on budget, to a client's satisfaction, needs teams of industry consultants.
Australia
16 Aug 2017
16
Digitally bound: Can email negotiations be legally binding?
it is important that everyone who communicates electronically is aware of the potential legal implications of doing so.
Australia
3 Jul 2017
17
HHG Construction Law Series Part 18: Learning the lessons of contractor insolvency
In insolvency, there is always a lot of argument about precisely how the available money is going to be divided up.
Australia
28 Jun 2017
18
Local government building order overturned on an important technicality
WA local governments may be powerless to order rectification or removal of potentially illegal and dangerous structures.
Australia
28 Jun 2017
19
HHG Construction Law Series Part 17: WA District Court clarifies rights of unregistered builders
WA's District Court has answered some important questions about the law governing building and construction in WA.
Australia
26 Jun 2017
20
District Court conflict on jurisdiction of Magistrates Court in WA building cases
These judgments have thrown the law concerning the Magistrates Court's jurisdiction in WA building cases into confusion.
Australia
23 Jun 2017
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