Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd [2018] VSCA 231

This case highlights the approach taken by the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal when assessing a claim made in quantum meruit as a result of one party accepting the repudiation of a contract made by the other party. The Court will have regard to actual costs when assessing the amount payable, however is not bound […]

Stepanoski v Aslan [2018] NSWSC 1160

This case highlights the approach taken by the New South Wales Supreme Court in assessing which Construction Contract is in existence and binds the party in the situation whereby a Cost-Plus Contract is in existence, however the parties’ executed a lump sum contract some months later and backdated it to the date of the Cost-Plus […]

Wollongong Coal Limited v Gujarat NRE India Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 221

This case highlights the approach taken by the Federal Court of Australia in assessing claims to set aside a statutory demand, served pursuant to s.459E of the Corporations Act, on the basis that the Affidavit in support of the Demand was affirmed 13 hours after the Statutory Demand and that the Description of the Debt […]

Coliban Heights Pty Ltd v Citisolar Vic Pty Ltd [2018] VSCA 751

This case highlights the approach taken by the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal in assessing an appeal before it in relation to a party terminating a goods and services contract pursuant to s.269 of the Competition and Consumer Act, where the terminating party appears to have accepted the goods and services under s.270 of the […]

The Owners – Strata Plan No 66375 v King [2018] NSWCA 170

This case highlights the interpretation taken by the Court in interpreting the scope of a notional contract under s.18C of the Home Building Act 1989 NSW and whether the notional contract is limited to an actual contract that gives rise to a breach of a statutory warranty under s.18B of the Act and whether a […]

Contract Performance and Management

Contract Performance and Management by Jim Doyle, as featured in the June 2018 edition of The Building Economist. The Building Economist June 2018 To download this article, please click below: Doyles Construction LawyersDoyles Construction Lawyers is your one-stop for all legal matters related to construction law, building law, and dispute resolution in Australia.

Cost Plus Contracts 101

Jim Doyle, Partner at Doyles Construction Lawyers presents Cost Plus Contracts 101 Cost Plus Contracts Doyles Construction LawyersDoyles Construction Lawyers is your one-stop for all legal matters related to construction law, building law, and dispute resolution in Australia.

Valeo Construction Pty Ltd v Pentas Property Investments Pty Ltd [2018] VSC 243

  Doyles Construction Lawyers, Partner Jim Doyle reviews the case: Valeo Construction Pty Ltd v Pentas Property Investments Pty Ltd [2018] VSC 243 The case highlights Building Contracts – Progress payment claims – revision and correction and withdrawal of progress payment claim – compliance with statutory requirements – whether revised payment claim constituted a prohibited […]

Balanced Baselines – Aug 2006

Abstract The use of a Geotechnical Baseline Report (GBR) in the construction contract provides the parties to the contract with a mutual understanding of the subsurface site conditions (the baseline). The actual conditions encountered are measured against this baseline. If the contractor comes across a more adverse condition than that of the baseline, then the […]

Rebalancing risk and reward – March 2006

Abstract The Australian construction industry is suffering from low and declining profits; caused in large part by the misallocation of risk and a misunderstanding of the forces driving further efficiencies and productivity. Whilst the minor ‘pain’ of low profits is borne primarily by the contractors, many clients are finding it impossible to escape the consequences […]