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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
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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
3
E-commerce under the microscope
The impact of click-wrap customer contracts will be included in the ACCC inquiry into digital platforms and e-commerce.
Australia
29 Sep 2018
4
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
5
New hope for companies and directors: Relief from insolvent trading and ipso facto clauses
The reforms represent relief from unnecessary Government interference and encourage robust entrepreneurial risk taking.
Australia
23 Oct 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
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
Taking on a business partner: pros, cons and what you need to do first
Entering a partnership agreement takes serious consideration of both benefits and disadvantages by all parties involved.
Australia
4 Apr 2017
13
A checklist for due diligence when buying a medical practice.
The checklist contains potential questions to ask when investigating the business of a medical practice before buying.
Australia
23 Mar 2017
14
Due diligence when buying a medical practice: A checklist from Anne Hurley
This includes a checklist of potential questions to ask when investigating a medical practice you are considering buying.
Australia
17 Mar 2017
15
HHG Construction Law Series Part 13: Adjudication update
The WA Supreme Court once again offered guidance to adjudicators on the proper way to decide construction pay disputes.
Australia
20 Jan 2017
16
Builders and contractors: Are your contracts up to date?
Traditional construction industry contract clauses don't really fit the modular and pre-fabricated building paradigm.
Australia
18 Jan 2017
17
Good news for construction contractors & subcontractors in Western Australia
Contractors and subcontractors will get the benefit of extended timeframes for submitting adjudication applications.
Australia
29 Nov 2016
18
Unfound confusion over Construction Contracts Act 2004 changes
All the proposed amendments seek to do is to make the Act more effective in protecting construction contractors.
Australia
22 Nov 2016
19
It can never be unjust to be paid what your work is worth
A contractor has a legal right to be paid for work that the owner requested, even if there is no contract that says so.
Australia
1 Nov 2016
20
Small businesses to get consumer protections
The consumer protections will soon be extended to protect small businesses contracting under a standard form contract.
Australia
14 Oct 2016
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