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Seeking indemnity costs? A successful example in the Federal Circuit court of Australia
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • July 3 2015

This decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia provides an example of the circumstances in which a court is willing to make an award of


The Supreme Court has jurisdiction to review Victorian security of payment adjudications
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • July 1 2015

Section 28R(5)(a)(iii) of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic) (SOP Act) (Relevant Section) is a privative


Temporary works not caught by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (Qld)
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • June 25 2015

To determine whether a contract is caught under the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991(Qld) (QBCC Act), it is necessary to


Will courts grant applications that interfere with the statutory timetable in the NSW SoP regime for the determination of adjudication applications?
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • June 24 2015

The recent case of The New South Wales Netball Association Ltd v Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd 2015 NSWSC 408 demonstrates that the courts


New penalties imposed by the QBCC Act
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • June 24 2015

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission and Other Legislation Amendment Regulation (No. 1) 2015(Qld) expands the penalty provisions


Have you really settled? The enforceability of handshake settlement agreements
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • June 23 2015

The Victorian Supreme Court considered, in Rilgar Nominees Pty Ltd v BHA Holdings Pty Ltd 2014 VSC 632, the effect of a 'handshake' settlement


Successful application to join municipal council in domestic building dispute in VCAT
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • June 19 2015

A third party can be joined to proceedings regarding a domestic building dispute in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) if one


Site-blocking legislation receives go ahead from Senate Committee and House of Representatives
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • June 18 2015

On 11 June 2015, the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee released its report on the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill


Look for the devil in the detail of software licences
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • June 2 2015

A recent Queensland Supreme Court case provides an important reminder to carefully consider the detail when drafting enterprise software licences


The importance of properly documenting an agreement
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • June 1 2015

The case of Coleman v Prentice & Anor 2015 QSC 118 turns on its own facts: It deals with an oral agreement between unsophisticated plaintiffs and a