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June 1, 2021

Determining Whether an Expert Determination under GC21 Contracts is Final and Binding

The NSW Court of Appeal in Lahey Constructions Pty Ltd v The State of New South Wales [2021] NSWCA 69 considered the construction of the expert...

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May 21, 2021

Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2021 – NSW

The final Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2021 (NSW) has been released and will come into force from 1 July 2021. The regulations set out...

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May 14, 2021

Supreme Court Considers the Operation of an Arbitration Agreement

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Queensland considered the operation of an arbitration clause in a subcontract. In Cheshire Contractors Pty Ltd...

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May 11, 2021

NSW Supreme Court Interprets Scope of an Indemnity

A recent decision of the NSW Supreme Court in Woolworths Group Ltd v Twentieth Super Pace Nominees Pty Ltd atf the Byrns Smith Unit Trust t/as SCT...

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May 5, 2021

The Prevention Principle and Supporting Duty of Cooperation

A recent decision of the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal (VSCA) in Bensons Property Group Pty Ltd v Key Infrastructure Australia Pty...

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May 3, 2021

English High Court Fails to Find Design Certifier Owed Duty of Care

A recent decision between Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd v Bathgate Realisations Civil Engineering Ltd [2021] EWHC 590 (TCC) considered whether...

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April 27, 2021

The Effect of Absolute Discretion on the Application of the Prevention Principle

The recent New South Wales Supreme Court decision of Growthbuilt Pty Ltd v Modern Touch Marble & Granite Pty Ltd [2021] NSWSC 290 considered the...

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April 22, 2021

WA Supreme Court Interprets Intention of Term Sheet

A recent decision of the WA Supreme Court considered the terms of a heads of agreement for a joint venture in circumstances where one party attempted to effect...

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