Construction Law Updates

Rectifying a Mistake

Introduction A written contract is almost always the document which decides the rights and obligations of the parties in any construction dispute.  Occasionally, one of

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Lost Your Marble(s)

Introduction Disputes as to residential building work are often emotional affairs, with both parties holding strong views.  Builders often take an optimistic view of their

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Lying to get paid quickly

Introduction A recent decision in the NSW Supreme Court considers whether false statutory declarations provided by a subcontractor in support of a Payment Claim enable

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Sell but don’t tell

Introduction  In 2017, the McEntee family purchased 14 Langbein Avenue, Woodside, SA (“#14”) from Ms Rosewell and Mr Kloostermann (“the Original Owners”).  Soon after settlement,

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Off the Plan goes off

Introduction A recent decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal focuses attention on the terms of the sale contract when developers sell units

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