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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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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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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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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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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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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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Security of payment reform – where to from here?

02 February 2016 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

The seemingly endless cycle of changes to security of payment legislation across the country continues.
NSW is once again looking at reforming …

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