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The Devil in Design – Builders in the Firing Line

27 March 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Opal Tower - can it really be the case that innocent builders or even worse, owners end up footing the bill for this fiasco? What options are available to address this significant problem? A proactive approach needs to be taken to address these issues rather than collective ignorance and shirking responsibilities.

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Security of Payments – New Year, New Act

21 February 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Significant amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (SOP Act) were passed on 21 November …

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Update contracts and register assets to protect against insolvency events

04 December 2018 | Construction & Infrastructure |

It’s time to review and update your insolvent trading clauses and practices! Historically common law came to the aid of an asset owner needing to protect materials, plant and equipment delivered to a buyer which had not yet paid in full. Recent changes to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) assist such buyers in receipt of unpaid assets even though the buyers are potentially insolvent.

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2018 Master Builders Association Awards

12 September 2018 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Nexus was proud to be part of another fantastic MBA awards evening on Friday night. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners and to the MBA team who put together another great event, Nexus Law Group was proud to be a sponsor.

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Climate Change – A Construction Contractor’s Risk?

02 August 2018 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Australian Governments at all levels recognise that climate change is occurring.  The NSW Government has gone so far as to publish …

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Simplifying construction contract language

12 June 2018 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Construction law has its own language and each contract is like a dialect of that language.
If you don’t communicate using the …

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Homeowners beware the building blues

09 April 2018 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Many owners enter into residential building contracts unaware of the risks associated with the contract terms that apply when the building …

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5 tips for home builder compliance

19 March 2018 | Construction & Infrastructure |

I come across a number of builders and contractors who operate under a misunderstanding of what their contractual and legal requirements …

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Two essentials for improving construction contract claims

15 January 2018 | Construction & Infrastructure |

By Simon Forsterling | Nexus Law Group Principal – Sydney
In the example below, there are two essential changes from the original to the …

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2018 Construction projects – three changes to the law you need to know

11 January 2018 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Three fundamentals of any construction project – building product safety, defects and termination – are set to change under new legislation …

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Burning buildings: cladding – what you need to know

15 November 2017 | Construction & Infrastructure |

The Grenfell Tower disaster in London this year, killing an estimated 80 people, brought to worldwide attention the use of potentially …

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6 tips for construction contract review

26 September 2017 | Construction & Infrastructure |

One of the things that I most enjoy about my job, is reading construction contracts. They provide an immediate insight into …

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New strata building defect bond scheme – what you need to know

05 August 2017 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Following recent changes to NSW Strata laws[1], the Building Defect Bond Scheme is scheduled to commence on 1 July 2017 (Note: …

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