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Posted Jun 17, 2015 The State of Origin and the State of Your Contracts – Seminar Evening 17 June 2015
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On 17 June, Kreisson Legal hosted “The State of Origin and the State of Your Contracts.” Nadine Emsley and Michael Pelosi delivered seminars on Record Keeping and Managing Difficult Building and Engineering Contracts. This was then followed by good food, great drinks and a screening of the NSW Game 2 win. The event was well…

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Posted May 27, 2015 Conference & Summit on International Arbitration
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From 25-27 May, Nadine Emsley attended the 1st annual ICC Asia Regional Conference on International Arbitration. On 22 April, David Glinatsis and Jay Randhawa attended the Hong Kong 5th International Arbitration Summit.

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Posted Apr 14, 2015 Important Note for all companies in the Construction Industry and Owners, Owners Corporations, Strata-Managers, Property Investors and Owner-Builders

Commencement of Recent Amendments to the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) (“the HBA”) Following extensive consultation with a number of stakeholders in the construction and related industry (from 2012), the Home Building Amendment Act 2014 makes no less than 50 changes to the HBA of which all stakeholders need to be aware. From 15 January…

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Posted Apr 14, 2015 News Alert: Retention Money Trust Scheme to commence from 1 May 2015

The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment (Retention Money Trust Account) Regulation 2015 (NSW) The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment (Retention Money Trust Account) Regulation 2015 (NSW) (the retention money trust account regulations) is set to commence in New South Wales from 1 May 2015 (the retention money trust scheme).…

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Posted Apr 14, 2015 NSW Supreme Court reviews Reference Date for Post Termination Security of Payment Act (SOPA) claims and the meaning of “Construction Work”

The facts Patrick Stevedores and McConnell Dowell entered into a construction contract on 13 March 2014, which was terminated for convenience by Patrick Stevedores on 24 April 2014. On 30 June 2014, McConnell Dowell served a payment claim on Patrick Stevedores. There was an arithmetic correction provided on 1 July 2014 for the sum of…

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