Parallel Delays – Aug 2005

Abstract Delays are a common part of any contract, some are caused by the contractor, some by the principal and some by neutral external influences (eg the weather). Contracts apportion the risk and consequences of delays in various ways, but generally, the law requires each party to a contract to be responsible for its own […]

Security of Payments: A new answer to an old question – Jun 2005

Abstract The Building and Construction Industry, Security of Payment Acts (the Acts) now in force in most Australian States are causing a radical re-think of many traditional project management and contract management processes. The Acts apply to every business involved in Building and Construction including contractors, subcontractors, clients, suppliers and professional firms. However, the consequences […]

Key Security of Payment Act Judgements – May 2005

Abstract The Security of Payment Acts have been the subject of numerous judgements that are beginning to clarify and define the meaning of many key clauses and identify exactly what is required of a party to successfully make or defend a claim under the Act.  Some of the key judgements and their primary effect are […]

Security of Payments – May 2005

Abstract The Security of Payment Acts have been the subject of numerous judgements that are beginning to clarify and define the meaning of many key clauses and identify exactly what is required of a party to successfully make or defend a claim under the Act. This presentation canvasses the current state of the law and […]

Defective Work Claims – Apr 2005

Abstract A defective work claims is the most common claim made by building owners against their building or construction contractor. The cost and consequences associated with resolving a defective work claim can be minimised if the contract is prepared for each individual project setting out effective and feasible methods of risk allocation together with clear […]

Pay now, argue later – Jul 2004

Pay Now, Argue Later – QMBA Breakfast Presentation, 12th July 2005 The effect of the new Security of Payment Act on the Queensland construction industry. Download – Pay Now, Argue Later Doyles Construction LawyersDoyles Construction Lawyers is your one-stop for all legal matters related to construction law, building law, and dispute resolution in Australia.

Adjudication Pressurises Project Administration – Oct 2004

Abstract The Building and Construction Industry, Security of Payment Acts (the Acts) now in force in most Australian States are causing a radical re-think of many traditional project management and contract management processes. The Acts apply to every business involved in Building and Construction including contractors, subcontractors, clients, suppliers and professional firms. However, the consequences […]