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Australia: Government pressures large businesses to pay suppliers more quickly

Australia - February 26 2021 From its commencement on 1 January 2021, the Payment Times Reporting Act 2020 (Cth) (Act) introduces a new payment times reporting scheme…

Alex Hartmann, Anthony Whelan, Jason Schroeder.

Australia: Recent case reminds construction stakeholder about potential dangers when communicating with superintendents

Australia - January 12 2021 In the recent case of Vestas, the Supreme Court of Victoria considered potential, serious legal risks arising from communications between the…

Alex Hartmann, Jason Schroeder.

Announcement of Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Act 2018 Commencement Date

Australia - August 27 2019 A wide range of construction industry stakeholders are affected by changes to the operation of NSW Security of Payment legislation and to cash flow…

Aleisa Crepin, Alex Hartmann, Anthony Whelan, Franco Aversa.

High Court Grant of Special Leave Enables Potential Resolution of Long-Running Debate Surrounding Quantum Meruit

Australia - April 8 2019 What is quantum meruit? Quantum meruit relief is an aspect of construction law that has been the subject of extensive academic debate. For many years…

Alex Hartmann.

Don't Let Suspension Leave You High and Dry: QBCC Licence Suspension - What Does it Mean for Counterparties?

Australia - March 14 2019 The short-lived suspension of Laing O’Rourke Australia Pty Ltd’s QBCC licence between 8 and 13 March 2019 will have caused significant concern amongst…

Aleisa Crepin, Alex Hartmann, Anthony Whelan.