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Time and Delay Costs for Provisional Sum ‘Blow-Outs’

20 May 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

There is a concerning trend in modern construction contracts to use the provisional sum mechanism as a buffer which can be drawn on to cover variations without impacting the contract sum, or for scope items for which there is a lack of design/engineering detail.

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6 Steps to handle construction project delays as a result of COVID-19

25 March 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

The impacts of the COVID-19 virus on supply chains, site shutdowns and labour shortages are already deeply affecting the construction sector.  …

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Can a Principal be liable for Wet Weather Season costs?

20 March 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Update: Click here to view this artictle as published in the Australian Construction Law Newsletter 
In the tropics, we get “the wet …

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Nexus Lawyers Strengthen S18F Defence Precedent for Home Builders in NSW

04 December 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Good News for Builders – the Section 18F defence has been expanded
In the Supreme Court case of Strata Plan 83572 v …

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SOPA Over The Holidays

27 November 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

The present you don’t want to get – Dealing with SOPA payment claims over the holidays.
Unfortunately, the Christmas break poses as …

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NSW Parliament Passes Tighter Building Regulations

26 November 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

The Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019 has been read for the third time and passed on 13 November 2019 by …

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The end of Interim Occupation Certificates

19 November 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Interim Occupation Certificates cease to exist from 1 December 2019 but what replaces them? More stringent certification processes perhaps makes builds …

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Construction Law Update 2020

31 October 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Construction law is an ever-changing landscape, which is why we work closely with our valued clients to stay ahead of the game. Here are some of the recent changes affecting the industry.

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Issues of Consent – Is it better to ask forgiveness, than permission?

22 October 2019 | Construction & Infrastructure |

So, is it better to ask for forgiveness than consent? As a planning strategy it is fraught with risk, too much risk to even consider it.

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NSW Security of payment changes – what you need to know.

24 September 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Is your civil construction business ready for the new security of payment reforms? You have until 21 October 2019 to get organised.

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Nexus welcomes planning & environment lawyer – Grant Long

24 June 2019 | News & Events |

Nexus is delighted to announce the addition of leading planning and environment lawyer, Grant Long to our team.

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Traps in preliminary agreements

07 June 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Are you a builder and confused about 'preliminary agreements' and what you should and should not do? Our own Kelvin Keane provides some clarity on this issue in his latest article.

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