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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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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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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
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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
5
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
6
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
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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
8
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
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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
10
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
11
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
12
BCA pledge to look after smaller contractors: Gold or glitter?
Some of Australia's biggest businesses commit to paying small suppliers within 30 days of issuing a correct invoice.
Australia
5 Jun 2017
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No need to fear recycled payment claims under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA)
The right to correct or "recycle" payment claims under construction contracts in WA has always been taken as given.
Australia
1 Jun 2017
14
HHG Construction Law Series Part 16: Challenging Adjudications: The new era begins again
The legal question is whether an adjudicator's determination can be challenged without showing jurisdictional error.
Australia
26 May 2017
15
Contractors: can you be paid for idle time?
If you didn't negotiate a clause into the contract, you might be to claim the cost of idle time as a price variation.
Australia
17 May 2017
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PBAs: good for subcontractors but large contractors resistant
Larger WA construction contractors and their spokespersons oppose any plans to expand the operation of the PBA scheme.
Australia
17 May 2017
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Raw deal for subcontractors in Builton collapse
External administrators were appointed to construction company, Builton, following an application for winding up.
Australia
17 Apr 2017
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Can builders be liable for damages for home owners loss of enjoyment of home? - Builders beware, Owners take note
Australia seems to be lagging behind the UK in awarding damages for loss of amenity to owners of defectively built homes.
Australia
10 Apr 2017
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Builders beware - Does your standard contract measure up? - ACCC targets unfair construction contracts
The article considers terms commonly found in construction contracts that might be set aside or amended as being unfair.
Australia
4 Apr 2017
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Project Trust Accounts: Protecting sub-contractors
Project Bank Accounts ("PBAs") have been touted as a better way to secure contractors' right to be paid for their work.
Australia
3 Mar 2017
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