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Posted Aug 28, 2020 “Game Changer” For Developers: The Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW)
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INTRODUCTION TO THE RABA On Tuesday 1 September 2020, the Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW) (RABA) will commence. The RABA is the latest in a raft of amendments to legislation governing construction law designed to provide greater regulation to the residential construction sector. The amendments appear to have been introduced…

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Posted Aug 29, 2018 Personal liability for directors and managers of corporations under Security of Payment reforms
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Last week, we wrote about some of the amendments proposed to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (the Act) by virtue of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Bill 2018 (the Amendment Bill). One of the key changes proposed by the Amendment Bill, is for directors and…

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Posted Aug 22, 2018 Hot off the press: Draft Security of Payment Amendment Bill 2018 released for public comment
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On 21 August 2018, the New South Wales Government released the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Bill 2018 (the Amendment Bill) which is open for public comment until 18 September 2018 and which proposes a number of amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (the Act).…

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Posted Jul 26, 2018 Risky business – informal administration of a construction contract
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CASE NOTE: SOUTHERN CROSS ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING V STEVE MAGILL EARTHMOVING [2018] NSWSC 1027 On 5 July 2018, the Supreme Court of New South Wales handed down its decision in the case of Southern Cross Electrical Engineering v Steve Magill Earthmoving [2018] NSWSC 1027. The case concerned a summons filed by Southern Cross Electrical Engineering (Southern…

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Posted May 30, 2018 New Light on Supporting Statements
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CASE NOTE: CENTRAL PROJECTS PTY LTD V DAVIDSON [2018] NSWSC 523 On 30 April 2018, the Supreme Court of New South Wales handed down its decision in the case of Central Projects Pty Ltd v Davidson [2018] NSWSC 523. The case concerned an application made by Central Projects Pty Ltd (CP) seeking judgment against Mr…

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