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April 14, 2022

Inaccurate Render Used in Off-the-Plan Sale Found to Be Misleading or Deceptive Conduct

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April 7, 2022

Bona Fide Reliance on Mistaken Contractual Interpretation Does Not Constitute Repudiation

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March 2, 2022

When can a party appeal an arbitral award?

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February 25, 2022

Contractor Recovers Acceleration Costs in the Victorian Supreme Court

The Victorian Supreme Court recently considered the scope of a contractor’s entitlement to claim acceleration costs, in the case of V601 Developments Pty...

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November 24, 2021

High Court refuses leave: Appeal from the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal – the prevention principle

The High Court of Australia in Key Infrastructure Australia and Ors v Bensons Property Group Pty Ltd [2021] HCATrans 185 has refused to grant special...

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November 24, 2021

Sportsgirl unable to rely on arbitration clause in rent dispute

The recent decision of Great Union Pty Ltd v Sportsgirl Pty Ltd [2021] VSCA 299 considered the scope of an arbitration clause in a lease...

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November 12, 2021

High Court refuses leave on question of payment claim containing ‘excluded amount’

The High Court in Façade Designs International Pty Ltd v Yuanda Vic Pty Ltd [2021] HCATrans 169 has refused to grant special leave to appeal a...

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October 29, 2021

Court of Appeal interprets entitlement to delay costs under cost plus contract

In Santos Limited v Fluor Australia Pty Ltd [2021] QCA 204 the Queensland Court of Appeal was asked to interpret a builder’s entitlement to costs...

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October 21, 2021

Court of Appeal Upholds Application of Commercial Arbitration Act

Each Australian State and Territory has a Commercial Arbitration Act, adopted from the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration and...

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September 23, 2021

Supreme Court of Tasmania (Full Court) confirms position on security bond

The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Tasmania (Full Court) in Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd v Parliament Square Hobart Landowner Pty Ltd [2021] TASFC...

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September 10, 2021

Will proposed reforms to Unfair Contract Terms regime affect the building and construction industry?

In late August 2021 the Federal Government released exposure draft legislation which proposes reforms to the Unfair Contract Terms (UCT)...

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