Contract Law

When will consent to an assignment be unreasonably withheld?

Hawkesdale Asset Pty Ltd v Bennett [2023] VSC 409 Nikki Miller   |  Michael Lo  |  Millie Lewis (more…)

Improper influence over architect?

PHHH Investments v United Commercial Projects Pty Ltd [2023] 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 [2023] 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) [2023] NSWSC 634 [2023] NSWSC 585 Andrew Hales  |  Sean Cooley (more…)

What is a ‘bona fide’ claim on unconditional security? 

Total Construction Pty Ltd v Catholic Healthcare Limited [2023] 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 [2023] 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) [2022] 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 [2022] 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 [2022] 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 [2022] SGHC(A) 34 (more…)

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