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Automatic Mutual Recognition on the horizon for building practitioners

Australia - September 16 2021 Legal Insights New Commonwealth legislation provides a framework for automatic mutual recognition of an individual’s registration as a building…

Vujan Krunic, Sefton Warner.

‘Contracting out’ of limitation periods - against public policy?

Australia - August 17 2021 In Price v Spoor, the High Court recently considered whether parties can 'contract out' of statutory limitation periods, or whether such a clause…

Sophie Baring, Natalie Burgess.

Can you avoid an arbitration agreement for ‘convenience?

Australia - August 22 2019 Disputes arising from construction and infrastructure projects typically involve multiple contractual relationships, often triggering separate…

No building permit? No extra time for building actions in Victoria

Australia - April 30 2019 A recent decision of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal considered the limitation period for a building action in Victoria in…

Paul Woods.

Implied duties to cooperate in water infrastructure construction contracts

Australia - March 4 2015 It is a well-recognised and firmly entrenched principle of the common law in Australia that contracts contain an implied obligation on the…