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The Supreme Court of New South Wales has considered whether an adjudication application delivered by USB constituted valid service under the Building and Construction Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (SOP Act) in the decision in Parkview Constructions Pty Ltd (Parkview) v Total Lifestyle Windows Pty Ltd (Total) [2017] NSWSC 194. The SOP Act provides […]

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The purpose of this Newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers.

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The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers. With this in mind, we welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest at any time. View PDF below to load newsletter.

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Often builders treat liquidated damages with suspicion in contract negotiations.  It is correct to say that liquidated damages protect owners in the sense that owners do not have to prove their actual loss by reason of builder delay.  Provided that the amount of liquidated damages represents an owner’s genuine pre-estimate as at the date of […]

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Superannuation is a major asset for most Australians and so should be considered when developing their estate planning strategy.  The introduction of the ‘transfer balance cap’ as of 1 July 2017 will often mean adjustments to existing strategies, particularly if the desired outcome is for an income stream to be payable from a superannuation fund […]

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The purpose of this Newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers.

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On 5 March 2017, the State Government of Victoria announced the abolition of stamp duty for first home owners when purchasing a home under $600,000.00. This is part of the State Government’s initiative to tackle housing affordability and the changes are subject to passage of the State Taxation Amendment Bill 2017 (‘the Bill’) which is […]

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The Society of Construction Law (SCL) has just published a revised version of the Delay and Disruption Protocol (the Protocol), a widely referenced document in construction disputes around the world.  The revised version provides valuable guidance for construction professionals on how best to prepare for and make delay and disruption claims. What is the Protocol? […]

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