When starting a new company, take the time to consider and prepare a detailed Shareholders Agreement as it can help to avoid costly problems in the future. Usually directors and shareholders of a company begin [...]
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 [...]
Quantum meruit: Limited by the High Court Introduction On 9 October 2019, the High Court of Australia handed down its decision in Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd  HCA 32 (Mann v Paterson). [...]
Supreme Court clarifies identification of construction work for a valid payment claim There are a number of things you absolutely must get right if you are to successfully use the Security of Payment Legislation, [...]