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Videos

3. Referring to Adjudication

In this video we examine the adjudication process. This video considers whether the adjudicator’s decision should be quashed where the adjudicator knew that the referral had been made outside the 20 day period, yet proceeded to conduct the adjudication regardless.

Construction Law Updates

    Ignoring a Payment Claim

    No. 1404

    The NT Supreme Court has very recently clarified how the Construction Contract (Security of Payments) Act operates when a payment claim is ignored. In the similar legislation applicable in SA and the Eastern States, contractors have to promptly respond to a payment claim with a payment schedule to avoid liability for the full amount of the claim. The NT and WA adopted a less stringent regime and it has not been clear what liability arises when a payment claim is ignored. That situation has now changed.

Papers and Articles

A Survival Course – Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 (SA)

A Survival Course on the new Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 (SA) – Master Builders Association Presentation 4th February 2010 – Presented by Robert Fenwick Elliott

Books and Publications

The Worker’s Liens Casebook

by Robert Fenwick Elliott

The Worker’s Liens Casebook by Robert Fenwick Elliott is now on sale for $145.

Legislation

Legislation

This page contains links to some of the most-often referred to Australian national and state legislation that is most relevant to construction and engineering law.

Cases

Alstom v Yokogawa (No. 7): Good Faith Et Al

There are some seminal decisions in the area of construction law that are remarkably pithy, but the decision of Justice Bleby in Alstom Ltd v Yokogawa Australia Pty Ltd (No 7) [2012] SASC 49, in which judgment was delivered on 2 April 2012, is not one of them.  The judgment runs to 461 pages, and […]

Adjudication

Romeo v TQM Design and Construct Pty Limited [2013] NSWCA 72

When parties to a construction contract fall into dispute, and settle those disputes by means of a deed of settlement, is that deed of settlement a construction contract which can found a payment claim under the Security of Payment legislation? In this case the settlement deed proved for an initial payment, and then payment of […]

Legal notes

Consensual Adjudication

There are a number of features of adjudication in Australia that differ from its older brother in the UK; one of them is in the use of consensual adjudication.