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Minter Ellison presents to the construction industry its annual security of payment roundup for 2014.
Minter Ellison advised the NSW government over the procurement of Northern Beaches Hospital in a ‘first of its kind’ transaction.
This article outlines the draft guidelines and briefly looks at issues of specific concern to the construction industry in Hong Kong.
Judicial interpretation of the term ‘practical completion’ has settled its academic meaning but how it should apply in practice is far from certain.
Sometimes when an employer discovers a building defect, it would not be worthwhile for the employer to sue because the main contractor may not have the means to pay the awarded sum.
Minter Ellison has helped WICET respond to two of the largest adjudication applications in the history of the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act.
Australia ‘stands to become a world leader in initiatives for funding the global infrastructure deficit’ following the G20 summit in Brisbane this weekend.
Samantha Betzien, a partner in the human resources and industrial relations group in Brisbane, has won the Queensland Woman Lawyer of the Year award.
Adelaide Brighton is to acquire the Direct Mix Concrete and Southern Quarries Group of Companies. Minter Ellison advised the vendors on all legal aspects of the sale.
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia imposed fines on a company totalling AUD313,500 for sham contracting and related contraventions of the Fair Work Act 2009.
The current lack of national uniformity in the Security of Payment system that adjudicates construction sector disputes results in a range of unnecessary costs that outweigh any commensurate benefits of the system.
Minter Ellison has announced a range of senior appointments, including eight new partners, five special counsel and 25 senior associates.
The Legislative Council is currently debating the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill, and the bill may be passed in the second half of this year.
Sonia Ng reviews the law on implied terms, sees how the law was applied in a recent English case involving a building contract and considers its relevance to us.
The long-awaited legislation proposed for security of payment will shortly see the light of day. It has been the subject of a decade-long debate.
Until recently, clauses permitting termination for convenience were a rarity in standard form construction and engineering contracts.
The Home Building Amendment Bill 2014 (NSW) ensures increased levels of consumer protection and facilitates builders in completing their work.
The range and depth of capabilities of Minter Ellison’s team across Australia has been recognised by the 2014–15 list of Best Lawyers.
The Queensland Government has unveiled a series of amendments to be made to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (BCIPA).
The NSW government has announced that the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Act 2013 will commence on 21 April 2014.