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April 9, 2021

Federal Court of Australia considers enforcement of foreign arbitration agreements

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April 1, 2021

Court dismisses claims for breach of contract and fiduciary duty between joint venturers

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April 1, 2021

Security’s Commercial Purpose is Key to Principal’s Right to Call on Builder’s Security Bond

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February 1, 2021

High-risk cladding products prohibited in Victoria

On 28 December 2020, the Victorian Minister for Planning issued a Declaration under s 192B of the Building Act 1993 (Vic) prohibiting the use of...

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February 1, 2021

UK Court of Appeal considers expert’s duty to avoid conflicts

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales considered the scope of an international expert services firm’s contractual undertaking...

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December 1, 2020

When Failure to Disclose May Not Amount to Misleading or Deceptive Conduct by Silence

The New South Wales Court of Appeal in Wormald v Maradaca Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCA 289 found that a failure to disclose financial and commercial...

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December 1, 2020

Quantum Meruit Claims – “Market Rates” and Reasonableness

A recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal (NSWCA) considered whether evidence of a “market rate” for work performed is...

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December 1, 2020

NSW Court of Appeal considers COVID-19 in the context of business interruption insurance policies

The recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal in the test case of HDI Global Specialty SE v Wonkana No. 3 Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCA 296 considered whether...

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December 1, 2020

Court Considers whether Non-Fulfilment of a Condition Precedent is Fatal to a Sale Transaction

A recent decision of the NSW Supreme Court considered whether non-fulfilment of a condition precedent contained in a Heads of Agreement was fatal to the sale...

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November 1, 2020

Loss of Opportunity Caused by Third Party’s Misleading or Deceptive Conduct

A recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal (NSWCA) considered whether a third party’s misleading or deceptive conduct caused a...

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October 23, 2020

Western Australian Security of Payment Bill – proposed shifts towards the east coast model

On 23 September 2020, the Attorney General for Western Australia introduced the proposed Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Bill 2020...

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