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Consumer Law Update: Telstra fined $50M for unconscionable conduct

01 June 2021 | Corporate Finance |

The Australian Federal Court has imposed the second largest penalty ever under Australia’s Consumer Law on Telstra for unconscionable conduct. "Businesses must be diligent in ensuring conduct with customers does not leave them open to a claim of unconscionable conduct," said Group Principal Colin Miller.

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Nexus Construction sponsors HIA Hunter NCC 2022 breakfast briefing

31 May 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Nexus Construction is proud to announce it is an event partner supporting the HIA Hunter’s NCC 2022 breakfast briefing, 7am Wed 9 June 21, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

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Nexus Construction hosts free NSW Security of Payments Act seminar in Newcastle

31 May 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Nexus Construction is proud to announce it is hosting a free educational seminar on the NSW SOP Act at 10.30am Wednesday 9 June 2021, Hamilton Room, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle.

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Consumer Law Update: ‘Unconscionable conduct’ clarified

06 May 2021 | Corporate Finance |

Following a recent Federal Court decision, the scope of ‘unconscionable conduct’ under Australian Consumer Law ('ACL') has been expanded. The recent decision in the Quantum Housing case has established a wider scope for a party to claim in commercial disputes that they were the subject of unconscionable conduct.

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Construction Update: Design & Building Practitioners (DAB P Act) Regulation

28 April 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

The new NSW Design & Building Practitioners Act 2020 aims at better regulating construction quality and improving consumer confidence. "With most of the Act coming into force from 1 July 2021, practitioners involved in the construction of class 2 buildings should review their business practices to ensure they meet three key elements," said National Practice Director Ben Robertson.

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Nexus Construction & Infrastructure Q1 2021 Round Up

13 April 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

The latest economic figures released for the NSW residential sector* have revealed a mixed picture – not quite the best of times and yet, not the worst of times either.

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Nexus Group Principal Clarence Young appointed STEP TEP membership

29 March 2021 | Estate Planning |

Nexus is proud to congratulate Group Principal Clarence Leung on his TEP membership appointments to STEP.

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Webinar: Understanding the NSW Securities of Payments Act (SOP Act)

22 March 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

With recent amendments to the Act, it is crucial for builders and suppliers to understand these changes and how to best use the Act to benefit their cashflow. Through our SOP webinar is a great introduction for those seeking to better understand the Act and how they can use it to support their business.

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Nexus to judge Proptech Awards 2021

17 March 2021 | Nexus News |

Nexus Managing Director Marcus McCarthy announced as a panel judge for the Proptech Awards 2021. “Australia’s residential and commercial property sectors are seeding impressive levels of digital innovation. This new frontier being driven by increasing client demand more automated business platforms that deliver an improved customer experience,” said Marcus.

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Construction Update: Builders License Applications – Can overseas experience count?

16 March 2021 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Recent decisions in the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) have confirmed overseas experience can be taken into account when considering whether an applicant for a general building license in NSW has enough acceptable experience. Based on two recent cases with NSW Fair Trading, there is now strong legal support for an argument that overseas & other experience should be accepted where it is adequately verified.

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Construction Update: Know the differences between your State Security of Payment Regimes

09 March 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Nexus' Construction & Infrastructure team provides a review of the key industry legislative changes which took place in 2020.

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Strata Management Update: Understanding the NSW 2% Defect Bond Scheme – How & when does it apply?

04 March 2021 | Construction & Infrastructure |

The NSW Defect Bond Scheme helps resolve building defect issues for owners in strata by securing 2% of the contract price for rectifying defective building works.

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Strata Management Update: Blanket bans prohibiting pets in strata rules are now invalid

26 February 2021 | Construction & Infrastructure |

If you are an owner of property in a strata scheme, a recent court decision may make it easier to keep a pet at your property. 

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Construction Update: Bring the Noise – NSW EPA Seeks Feedback On Draft Construction Noise Guideline

17 February 2021 | Construction & Infrastructure |

The NSW EPA is seeking feedback with a view to ensuring that its draft Construction Noise Guideline addresses four key criteria.

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Nexus discusses Electronic Contracts in Property Law with Television Education Network (TEN)

15 February 2021 | Nexus News |

Nexus Group Principal and legal technologist Jeremy Duffy presents Electronic Contracts in Property Matters webinar for legal education provider Television Education News. “With clients and practitioners searching for more efficient ways to execute contracts and conduct transactions generally, electronic contracts are here to stay,” said Jeremy.

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