When will consent to an assignment be unreasonably withheld?
Hawkesdale Asset Pty Ltd v Bennett  VSC 409 Nikki Miller | Michael Lo | Millie Lewis (more…)
Improper influence over architect?
PHHH Investments v United Commercial Projects Pty Ltd  VCC 516 Nikki Miller | Michael Lo | Millie Lewis (more…)
Contractor cannot take advantage of its own default to terminate a contract
Veesaunt Property Syndicate 1 Pty Ltd v Alliance Building and Construction Pty Ltd  QSC 129 Sian Keast | Megan Sharkey | Samuel O'Loughlin (more…)
Don’t get caught downstream without a paddle: considerations with upstream settlements
Heavy Plant Leasing Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) v McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd (No 3)  NSWSC 634  NSWSC 585 Andrew Hales | Sean Cooley (more…)
What is a ‘bona fide’ claim on unconditional security?
Total Construction Pty Ltd v Catholic Healthcare Limited  NSWSC 585 Andrew Hales | Karen Hanigan | Sean Cooley (more…)
No claim for a residential cost plus contract blowing the budget
Schrader v David Broach trading as David Broach Building Services  NSWDC 97 Andrew Hales | Mark Glynn | Tom Lawler (more…)
What’s for de-cert: can a contractor ‘de-certify’ payments to its subcontractors?
Heavy Plant Leasing Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) v McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd (No 2)  NSWSC 1775 Andrew Hales | Maciej Getta | Sean Cooley (more…)
Defects in the air (conditioning)
Built Qld Pty Limited v Pro-Invest Australian Hospitality Opportunity (ST) Pty Ltd  QCA 266 Michael Creedon | Allie Flack | Ali Harris (more…)
Limitation of liability clause in HIA’s standard form contract: Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) ‘no contracting out’ rule in focus
Andrew Hales | Tom Ward | Luke Sundercombe Life Structures Pty Ltd v Burton  NSWCATAP 272 (more…)
The meaning of force majeure
Andrew Hales | Sophie Wallwork | Tom Lawler Ser Kim Koi v GTMS Construction Pte Ltd and others and another appeal  SGHC(A) 34 (more…)