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Does a self-representing solicitor have a fool for a client?

06 December 2019 | Dispute Resolution |

Since 1885 solicitors who represent themselves in Court have been able to recover professional costs for their time acting for themselves, …

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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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How selective communication to lawyers protects business

22 November 2018 | Corporate & Commercial |

Lawyers know, but clients need to appreciate, that not all communication of information by a client with a lawyer is blocked …

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Claiming against home building insurance

08 October 2015 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Contractors are required to insure their work if the value of that work will exceed $20K (this is provided for in …

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Line your ducks up before heading to the pond

30 September 2014 | Construction & Infrastructure |

The recent NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal decision in The Owners – Strata Plan 69743 v TRT Constructions Pty Ltd and …

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NCAT building disputes – can your lawyer represent you?

18 September 2014 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) replaced numerous tribunals on 1 January 2014, including the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal. …

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The cost of litigation and the prudence of settlement

12 August 2014 | Dispute Resolution |

The recent Supreme Court judgment in Chaina v Presbyterian Church (NSW) Property Trust (No. 26) [2014] NSWSC 1009 (‘Scots’) on the …

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Change of position defence: a case to consider

10 July 2014 | Corporate & Commercial |

This decision shows the importance of having strict policies and procedures in place when dealing with customers and clients. Payments made …

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Major reforms change the face of the Home Building Act

11 June 2014 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Residential builders, developers and property owners can expect a major shake-up to the industry. Significant amendments to the Home Building Act …

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