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Punctuality is key: Adjudicators to engage with the issues within time
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • May 27 2016

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has confirmed that the time prescribed by section 31(2) of the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA) (Act) for


Contractor restrained from having 2 bites of the security of payment cake
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • May 25 2016

The Queensland Supreme Court restrained a contractor from advancing a claim that it could have, but had not, raised in a prior adjudication


The rights of successors in title and classifying non-contracting owners
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • May 25 2016

A developer (who is in receivership and played no role in the proceedings) engaged the first defendant, Brookfield Australia Investments Ltd


My learned friend (request): social media and legal ethics
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia, USA
  • May 25 2016

For many of the 15 million Australians now active on Facebook, casually sending 'friend requests' every time you make a new acquaintance has become


No exemption from duty on the transfer of land from JV manager to JV participants
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • May 25 2016

The recent Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) decision in Pascu v Commissioner of State Revenue (Review and Regulation) 2016 VCAT


Does an assignment of warranties entitle assignees to claim for antecedent breaches?
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • May 11 2016

Assignment of warranties may give an assignee the benefit of rights in respect of breaches arising both before and from the date of assignment


Special leave refused in RPL Central
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • May 9 2016

Last Thursday, the High Court refused RPL Central's application for special leave to appeal the Full Federal Court decision denying patentability to


NSW Supreme Court advances the case for market based causation
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • May 9 2016

On 20 April 2016, the first judgment in Australia to accept what is known as the 'indirect market based theory of causation' was handed down by a


Refusal of application for adjournment - no consideration of proof of quantum
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • May 4 2016

An applicant bears the evidentiary burden of proving the quantum of its claim even where a defendant fails to demonstrate a defence, or an arguable


No 'professional service' in declaring that workers and subcontractors are paid
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • May 2 2016

This case confirms that the giving of a statutory declaration about the payment of workers and subcontractors is not the provision of a professional