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‘Tis the season - service of documents during festive period

Australia - November 29 2019 The Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld) (BIF Act) came into force almost a year ago. Like its predecessor, it creates...

Ted Williams.

Patience is a virtue, but time is of the essence

Australia - October 17 2019 The Queensland Court of Appeal case of Niclin Constructions Pty Ltd v SHA Premier Constructions Pty Ltd & Anor 2019 QCA 177 stresses the importance...

Ted Williams.

‘’Near enough notice is not good enough notice” - requirements for strict compliance with contractual notice provisions only get stricter.

Australia - May 17 2019 We recently considered the decision in Santos Limited v BNP Paribas 2019 QCA 11, that a failure to include the words of a particular form rendered...

Ted Williams.

Counter-offers are not enough. Why you need a building contract

Australia - May 3 2019 Although it is common practice for parties to commence construction works whilst the contract terms are still being negotiated, this presents...

Drunken behaviour leads to dismissal

Australia - March 14 2019 In the appeal of Urso v QF Cabin Crew Australia Pty Limited tas QCCA 2019 FWCFB 1322, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has confirmed...

Ben Motro.