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Posted Jul 21, 2021 BREAKING NEWS: RELEASE OF NSW GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES FOR “CLOSURE OF CONSTRUCTION SITES” ON 20 JULY 2021
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By David Glinatsis and Matthew Singh On Tuesday afternoon 20 July 2021, the NSW Government released Guidelines to support NSW Government Agencies with resolving the impacts of the “Closure of Construction Sites” on NSW Government projects from 19 July 2021 to 30 July 2021 under the current Public Health Order (Guidelines).¹ The Guidelines can be…

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Posted Jul 13, 2021 Recent Changes: Resignation Of Company Directors
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By John Hodgkinson and Angela Ipara From 18 February 2021, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Act 2020 (Cth) took effect.  It introduced new laws to combat the rise of illegal phoenixing activities in Australia. Our article titled “Phoenix Activity: When Legality Turns Murky” provided some helpful tips to assist businesses to identify and…

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Posted Jul 06, 2021 KREISSON ANNOUNCES AFFILIATION WITH INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION
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Kreisson is a law firm that values individual freedoms, and supports efforts to defend the human rights of vulnerable groups and individuals that are unable to defend themselves. That is why Kreisson supports the efforts of International Justice Mission (IJM) to promote justice worldwide. IJM is a leading anti-slavery organisation partnering with local law enforcement…

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Posted Jun 28, 2021 Important Changes for the Design and Building Practioners Effective 1 July 2021
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In December 2020, the Government introduced for discussion the Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2020. This will become effective from 1 July 2021 and applies to Class 2 residential/mixed-use buildings only. We set out below the key features of the Regulation: REGISTRATION Practitioners must be registered. This applies to all principal design practitioners, design practitioners,…

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Posted Jun 10, 2021 BUILDER’S RESPONSIBILITY CONFINED TO THE AGREED SCOPE OF WORKS
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Written by Anthony Herron & Johnathan Glinatsis  In the recent decision of Oikos Constructions Pty Ltd t/as Lars Fischer Construction v Ostin & Anor [2020] NSWCA 3581 the Court of Appeal considered the question of whether a building contract should be confined to the negotiated scope of works or expanded to include other works by…

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