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Project Bank Accounts: Do They Cheque Out?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 26 2017

The Queensland Government appears set to introduce project bank accounts (PBAs) on Queensland construction projects, initially on a pilot basis for


Could you be personally liable for your involvement in the business decisions of a company? Shadow and De facto Directors explained
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 26 2017

Shadow and De facto Directors are legitimate types of Directors subject to the same duties, responsibilities and therefore, liabilities, as any


Bank Guarantees and Insurance Bonds in Construction Contracts: What’s the difference? Are they as good as cash?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 19 2017

Construction contracts commonly require provision of bank guarantees and the like to “secure” performance of a party’s obligations


Reasonable endeavours versus best endeavours
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 12 2017

As we all know, the terms "reasonable endeavours" and "best endeavours" are commonly used terms in construction contacting, and are also used as an


Reference date? What reference date?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 12 2017

In the recent decision of Fairfield City Council v Abergeldie Contractors Pty Ltd 2017 NSWSC 166, the New South Wales Supreme Court considered


Assigning the right to sue - the new provisions'
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 4 2017

External administrators of companies can now assign any right to sue that is conferred on them by the Corporations Act, for example voidable


An Unreasonable Refusal To Settle? VWA v O’Brien
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 27 2017

In the matter of the Victorian Workcover Authority v Kevin Edward O'Brien 2017 VSC 68, a question arose as to whether the successful party was


A Hastie claim for privilege - Hastie Group Ltd (in liq) v Moore 2016 NSWCA 305
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 27 2017

The New South Wales Court of Appeal granted leave to appeal following a finding that certain documents relating to attempts to secure litigation


Rebecca Raskin v Mediterranean Olives Estate Limited (ACN 091 024 396) & ORS 2017 VSC 94
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 27 2017

In the matter of Rebecca Raskin v Mediterranean Olives Estate Limited & ORS 2017 VSC 94 the Supreme Court of Victoria decided that an expert


Worried about workers' compensation claims? High Court confirms directions to employees must be reasonable
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 21 2017

The High Court has clarified the administrative action exclusion under the Commonwealth's workers' compensation laws. In Comcare v Martin