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Liquidated Damages: does ‘$nil’ mean ‘no liability’?

Australia - January 14 2016 Contractors beware: even if your contract says your liability for liquidated damages is "$Nil", "NA" or "Zero", that may not be the end of the...

Stephanie Duffy.

How the PPSA can cause you to lose your construction equipment

Australia - July 29 2015 You can lose your equipment by failing to register your interests on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR). Failing to consider the impact...

Chris Hargreaves.

Head contractors in NSW required to establish retention money trust accounts for projects over $20m

Australia - March 31 2015 From 1 May 2015, head contractors in New South Wales must establish trust accounts for retention money held under subcontracts for projects with a...

Julian Lane, Andrew Mewing.

BCIPA changes and the counting conundrum - watch your step

Australia - December 22 2014 After months of uncertainty regarding the commencement of the amendments to theBuilding and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (BCIPA)and...

Stephanie Duffy, Andrew Mewing.

Further changes to BCIPA transitional provisionsdon’t lose your right to claim

Australia - December 5 2014 The Act as amended (New Act) is yet to commence, and the date for its commencement is yet to be announced (Commencement Date). However, the...

Eden Bird, Andrew Mewing.