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Awkward Timing: When not to serve a payment schedule
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 20 2018

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of NSW has clarified the status of a payment schedule served out of time, but before a section 17(2)(b)


A costly Christmas present - ramifications of the commencement of the new Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payments) Act 2017
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 14 2018

On 17 December 2018 the new Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld) (BIF Act) will come into force which includes amendments


Understanding your role within the Chain of Responsibility
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 8 2018

Recent amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law now place a primary duty on each party in the chain of responsibility to ensure the safe operation


Rubbing salt into the wound of an applicant in unfair dismissal proceedings
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 1 2018

An applicant whose claim was "doomed to fail", and was pursued by her to inflict as much damage as possible on her former employer, has led to severe


Dark clouds loom over common fund orders
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • October 29 2018

A shadow has been cast over the seemingly well-accepted ability of courts to make common fund orders in third-party funded representative proceedings


Related company insolvency can affect ability to maintain Queensland builder’s licence
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • October 29 2018

A recent Supreme Court of Queensland decision as to what constitutes a ''construction company'' under the QBCC Act brings consequences for


Beyond the Hype Cycle: Blockchain explainer
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • October 26 2018

What is a blockchain? There are a variety of definitions emerging in legal systems. At a high level, a blockchain is a kind of distributed ledger


South Australia Leaves Labour Hire Licensing Behind
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • October 23 2018

Before it had a chance to come into full effect, the South Australian government has announced that it is scrapping the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017


AFCA: Paving the way for complaints in the financial system
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • October 19 2018

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) is a new external dispute resolution (EDR) scheme that has been formed to deal with complaints


ACCC v Pfizer - Special Leave Application
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • October 19 2018

The ACCC has today been refused special leave to appeal to the High Court in its long running case against Pfizer. The ACCC first brought its case