The Cornwalls Building & Construction team in Melbourne has recently acted for clients who achieved successful outcomes in the following matters: Matter 1- Building Contract Adjudication We acted for a domestic builder who was [...]
Beware time limits Recent case demonstrates why you should take legal advice as early as possible …. Fail to do so and you risk being statute barred from making a claim 1. Introduction On [...]
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, [...]