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Fenwick Elliott Grace is an Australian law firm based in Adelaide and Darwin, specialising in construction, energy and engineering projects. The firm is designed to provide world-class professional standards in this specialist field without large firm overheads.

 

 

 

Construction Law Updates

No. 1402

Time bar clauses – might they be void?

Commercial construction contracts often include time bar clauses, requiring the contractor to give prompt notice of any possible delay to practical completion.

Failure to give notice within the time allowed is sometimes relied on to deny the contractor an extension of time. In this Update we discuss recent developments that may cast doubt on the validity of some time bar clauses.

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