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Principals and contractors need to be aware that in not registering security interests under the PPSA 2009, they may risk serious consequences.
There have been amendments to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991, previously the Queensland Building Services Authority Act.
BCIPA does apply to construction work on a mining lease — J&D Rigging Pty Ltd v Agripower Australia Ltd
Once again, contractors can use the BCIPA process to seek payment for work done on a mining lease.
The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Bill 2013 has now been passed and will come into effect on a day to be appointed by proclamation.
Construction arbitrations have been known to take several years to resolve. In this article, Dr Mark Hoyle explains how you can limit your exposure and lower your risk.
The Queensland government passed new laws this week designed to reduce costs and red tape whilst shortening the dispute process under the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).
The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Bill 2013 has been introduced into NSW Parliament.
Industry update: moves to re-establish the ABCC and the government’s plans for Infrastructure Australia
King & Wood Mallesons has released its latest industry update, which looks at moves to re-establish the ABCC and the government’s plans for Infrastructure Australia.
In a judgment dated 25 September 2013, the NSW Court of Appeal has found that a builder owed a duty to exercise reasonable care in the construction of a building.
The law surrounding consequential loss remains complex and unclear following a recent decision in the Western Australian Supreme Court.
KWM recognised by Asian-Mena Counsel In-House Community Representing Corporate Asia & Middle East Survey 2013
King & Wood Mallesons has been named Firm of the Year 2013 in China across six practice areas.
A surprising judgment in The Owners — Strata Plan No. 61288 v. Brookfield Australia Investments Ltd will rightly concern the construction industry in Australia.
SafeWork Australia releases draft amendment to the Model Code of Practice on Managing Risks in Construction
SafeWork Australia has released draft amendments to the Model Code of Practice on Managing Risks in Construction Work.
Step-in rights in a construction contract may constitute a security interest under the New Zealand personal property securities legislation.
In a construction context, arbitration is a common dispute-resolution mechanism agreed to by parties to resolve disputes arising under their contract.
The Queensland Supreme Court has delivered its judgment in BM Alliance Coal Operations Pty Ltd v BGC Contracting Pty Ltd & Ors  QSC 67.
The Queensland Supreme Court has ruled that mining leases are not ‘land’ for the purposes of section 10(1) of BCIPA.
The English Court of Appeal recently handed down its judgment in Telford Homes (Creekside) Ltd v Ampurius Nu Homes Holdings Ltd.
King & Wood Mallesons has advised a syndicate of banks providing project financing for the first stage of the development of the 113MW Boco Rock wind farm.
The NSW Court of Appeal has held that a development consent for the construction and operation of ‘workforce accommodation facility’ was invalid.