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High Court of Australia confirms fee provisions are penalties only if the fees are out of all proportion with the party's interests

Australia - July 28 2016 On Wednesday the High Court of Australia handed down its decision in Paciocco v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited [2016] HCA 28 in…


Supreme Court of New South Wales confirms availability of error of law on the face of the record to quash adjudication determinations

Australia - June 17 2016 On Wednesday the Supreme Court of New South Wales handed down its decision in Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd v Shade Systems Pty Ltd [2016]…


Court of Appeal confirms need for an arbitration or expert determination agreement to exclude disputed variation claims under the Victorian Security of Payment Act

Australia - May 27 2016 In November last year, the Victorian Supreme Court handed down a judgment which held that mediation was not 'a method for resolving disputes' for the…


The Supreme Court of Victoria makes the task of an adjudicator all the more difficult

Australia - March 17 2016 On 11 March 2016, the Supreme Court of Victoria handed down its decision in Krongold Constructions (Aust) v SR & RS Wales [2016] VSC 94 which places…


The Victorian Building Authority leads the way on combustible cladding

Australia - February 26 2016 The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) released an Industry Alert yesterday providing much needed technical clarity as to the circumstances in which…

Co-authors: Phillip Greenham, Cameron Ross, Owen Cooper.

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