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Postponement of the removal of the head contractor licencing exemption in Queensland

Australia - July 9 2021 The Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020 ("Amendment Act"), passed in July 2020, contained a key…

Shannon Etwell, Jasmine Forde, Chris Pitson, Scott Watson.

Security of payment: In the time of COVID-19 cashflow is king

Australia - March 26 2020 Never has it been truer in the construction industry that cash is king. In past weeks we have seen the rapid devaluation of the Australian dollar…

Louise Andrew, Samantha Kinsey, Amy Munro, Rebecca Petrie, Scott Watson.

Security of payment regime available to claimants in liquidation

Australia - March 5 2019 The recent decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal in Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd v Ostwald Bros Pty Ltd (in liquidation) [2019] NSWCA…

Aisling Scott, Sophie Sweeney.

Queensland’s Project Bank Account regime now in force

Australia - March 1 2018 On 26 October 2017, the Queensland Parliament passed the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Bill 2017 ("BIF Bill"). The BIF Bill…

Shannon Etwell.

Navigating Novation: Are your liquidated damages safe?

Australia - November 14 2016 The novation of a construction contract to new owners of works is commonplace. The result of a novation is that the original contract is discharged…