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Dealing with variations in building contracts
  • Bradbury Legal
  • Australia
  • October 19 2018

Variations to the scope of works, or variations to the services to be provided, under a construction project are common in the building industry. A


Court of Appeal considers quantum meruit claim and repudiated construction contract
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 27 2018

In the recent judgment of Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd 2018 VSCA 231, the Victorian Court of Appeal considered the principles of recovery


Court upholds VCAT decision on quantum meruit claim - builder’s windfall gain
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • May 17 2018

Court upholds VCAT decision to allow builder to recover on quantum meruit basis (after wrongful repudiation by owner), based exclusively on evidence


Quantum Meruit Building Work Claims
  • Bradbury Legal
  • Australia
  • April 11 2018

When a contractor makes a claim for ‘quantum meruit’ they are seeking payment of a fair and reasonable amount for the work they have carried out and


Quantum meruit or damages?
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • May 31 2017

VCAT has ordered the owners to pay a builder $660,526.41 by way of a quantum meruit following the termination of a building contract; a sum which was


Factoring and leading with your chin
  • Dentons
  • Australia
  • May 24 2017

Factoring agreements are very popular with subcontractors and suppliers in the construction industry, assisting cash-flow by providing a line of


Reasonable Notice - August 2016
  • Bartier Perry
  • Australia
  • August 25 2016

Do I still get reasonable notice? That is a very good question, and until very recently we would have said, Yes! For those without an agreed period


CMF Projects Pty Ltd v Riggall & Anor 2014 QCA 318
  • MinterEllison
  • Australia
  • February 20 2015

Where builder fails to include cost estimate in 'cost plus contract' Domestic Building Contracts Act 2000 (Qld) (Act) section 55(4) ability to


Quantum meruit in a round about way: the importance of request and reliance
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 11 2013

When a contractor finds itself in a situation where there is no contractual right to payment for the work it has performed, a claim for quantum


I didn't think I had a binding agreement!
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • March 28 2013

Lawyers and commercial managers in a highly competitive market are often faced with immense pressure to get things moving on a project, leaving