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The recent Supreme Court of Queensland decision in Bigby v Kondra & Anor [2017] QSC 37 is a timely reminder of the obligations of builders in Queensland who have a duty to coordinate and supervise construction projects. In this case, the Court found that a builder was liable to a homeowner in negligence for the […]

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This is our first public sector newsletter for a month, with the last edition falling due over the Easter vacation. It has been a busy month notwithstanding the holidays with Victoria to get a new Chief Justice, new appointments to the Federal Court, the Federal Government to reverse cuts to the funding of Community Legal […]

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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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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. 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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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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