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Matthew Graham

Posted May 29, 2018 Error in Construction or a Wrong Understanding of Law?
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Cockram Construction Ltd v Fulton Hogan Construction Pty Ltd [2018] NSWCA 107 In a judgment published on 21 May 2018, the Court of Appeal considered the application of section 22(3)(b) of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (“the Act”), namely, the requirement that an Adjudicator’s determination must “include the reasons for […]

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Posted Jan 29, 2018 “Legally Unreasonable”: Perhaps New Ground to Challenge Adjudication Determinations?
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Case Note: Bouygues Construction Australia Pty Ltd v Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Ltd In this recent decision on whether or not to grant an interlocutory injunction, the Supreme Court considered what might constitute a “jurisdictional error” for the purposes of challenging an Adjudication Determination. Background and Relevant Facts Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Ltd (“Southern Cross”) […]

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Posted Nov 17, 2017 A Deeming Provision and a Contractual Fiction
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Case Note All Seasons Air Pty Ltd v Regal Consulting Services Pty Ltd [2017] NSWCA 289 Earlier this year, we wrote about the decision of the Supreme Court of NSW in the matter of Regal Consulting Services Pty Ltd v All Seasons Air Pty Ltd, in which the Court found in favour of the plaintiff. […]

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Posted Aug 31, 2017 Date of Practical Completion: Update from the NSW Court of Appeal
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Case Note: Abergeldie Contractors Pty Ltd v Fairfield City Council [2017] NSWCA 113 In April, we wrote about the NSW Supreme Court’s decision regarding the date of practical completion in the matter of Fairfield City Council v Abergeldie Contractors Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 166.  You can read the full case note here: http://kreisson.com.au/practical-completion-reached/ In that […]

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Posted Jul 04, 2017 Home Building Compensation Reform is Coming
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What has happened? The Home Building Amendment (Compensation Reform) Bill 2017 was given assent on 27 June 2017 to become Act No. 28 of 2017. The Act will commence on a date to be proclaimed by Parliament. Once commenced, the Act will amend various sections of the Home Building Act 1989, specifically in relation to […]

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