Changes afoot for retail leases- but do they go far enough? Introduction The Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019 (Bill) is currently before parliament. If passed, it will result in changes to the Retail Leases [...]
More substantial changes to Queensland's security of payments regime On 5 February 2020, the Queensland Government introduced its latest package of building industry payment reforms in the form of the Building Industry Fairness (Security [...]
Less is more: Avoiding the multiple claims issue A recent decision has highlighted the need for clarity and certainty in submitting payment claims and the potential risk which can arise if you submit more [...]
Beware time limits or pay A recent case demonstrates why you must take legal advice as early as possible …. otherwise you risk being statute barred from making a claim Introduction On 18 October [...]
Does failure to strictly comply with the contract always mean you will fail on a claim for a variation or extension of time?
Does failure to strictly comply with the contract always mean you will fail on a claim for a variation or extension of time? We often receive calls from contractors and subcontractors who have carried [...]
Beware Premature Payment Claims: MKA Bowen v Carelli Constructions Introduction On 24 September 2019, Justice Digby of the Supreme Court of Victoria handed down his decision in MKA Bowen Investments Pty Ltd v [...]
The Victorian Duties Act 2000 (Duties Act) was recently amended to impose duty where a person other than the owner of land obtains an ‘economic entitlement’ in relation to the land. These new rules [...]