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Posted Aug 10, 2021 Badly written contracts
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Badly written contracts often lead to very expensive Court disputes. In one recent case, Pittmore Pty Ltd v Chan, the parties in dispute had entered into a joint venture to build 24 apartments across 2 adjoining properties at Willoughby. A  joint venture deed was prepared by lawyers to say that it was subject to and…

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Posted Jul 28, 2021 COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR NSW CONSTRUCTION SITES
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By John Hodgkinson The NSW Government hopes to lift the ban on construction work in Greater Sydney on 31 July.  It is pressing that the construction industry start re-mobilising to be able to work productively from that date. To keep workers safe, Infrastructure NSW in collaboration with SafeWork NSW and the construction industry has published…

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Posted Jul 28, 2021 BREAKING NEWS: “SNAP BACK” AFTER “SNAP BAN” FOR THE NSW CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ON 31 JULY 2021
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By John Hodgkinson On 19 July, the Minister for Health directed that work (other than for certain, limited purposes) cannot be carried out on any construction site in Greater Sydney.  He also directed that employees and others (such as subcontractors, design consultants and suppliers)  cannot enter a construction site.  The ban extended to demolition, excavation…

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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 Jun 01, 2021 Phoenix Activity: When Legality Turns Murky
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WHAT IS ILLEGAL PHOENIX ACTIVITY? Kreisson is often asked by trade suppliers, professional consultants, and subcontractors in the building and construction industry to help recover unpaid debts from ‘phoenix’ operators. Illegal phoenix activity involves the creation of a new company to take over an existing business for often less than market value. After it has…

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