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An interview with Levi Gardner from CRE Insurance

23 June 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

In an interview with Levi Gardner from CRE Insurance, Simon Forsteling discusss whether current policies held by or readily available to builders and designers are likely to meet insurance requirements of the Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019.

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Security of Payment Act – Securing your Cashflow during the Pandemic

19 June 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

We understand that cashflow is difficult to maintain in during this pandemic, particularly for the construction industry when site operations have been scaled down to comply with the current social distancing measures.

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Bolstering Consumer Confidence – the practicalities of the Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019

16 June 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

The Design and Building Practitioners Bill (the Bill) has now been passed as of 3 June 2020 and assented on 11 June 2020. An overview of the major reforms introduced by the Bill were discussed in our previous article here. This article digs deeper into the detail of the Bill, and looks at some of the more practical implications on builders and designers.

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Why a Will is Essential

01 June 2020 | Estate Planning |

“I don’t need a Will – I am young and I don’t own anything!” I often hear this from young people and it worries me because it just isn’t right. Particularly considering current world events, I feel compelled to take a moment to set the record straight. If you are over the age of 18, you need a Will and here are the reasons why

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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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Covid-19 Update – New rules for signing your Will and Power of Attorney

23 April 2020 | COVID-19 |

The NSW Government have brought regulations to remove the requirement that a witness be physically present when witnessing the execution of certain documents.

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When good hedges go bad

22 April 2020 | Land & Environment Court |

What can we do when our neighbour’s hedge grows a little too high and starts to impact on our views or access to sunlight?

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Not objecting to proposed developments can narrow your options

22 April 2020 | Land & Environment Court |

Every so often we receive a letter in the post from the local council advising that a development is proposed next …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your estate planning

15 April 2020 | COVID-19 |

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) there has been an increase in the number of wills being drafted or amended, particularly from those …

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COVID-19 Pandemic – Variation of Awards

14 April 2020 | COVID-19 |

In a decision on 8 April 2020, the FWC varied most awards. Every employee will be entitled to take up to 2 weeks’ unpaid leave if required to self-isolate. An employee and their employer may agree to the employee taking twice as much annual leave on half pay (including leave loading).

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Free Consultation – Estates team

31 March 2020 | COVID-19 |

The coronavirus pandemic is making this a very stressful time for everyone.  The Nexus team want to help with some practical …

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COVID-19 Pandemic – Changes for Office Workers

27 March 2020 | COVID-19 |

News Update - The FWC to decide on changes to Clerk’s Award tomorrow - measures include: (1) Employers can direct employees to take annual leave (2) Employees can agree to a temporary reduction of working hours (3) Employers can have a close down with one week’s notice

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Changes to Insolvency Laws give relief for debts but at what cost?

26 March 2020 | Corporate & Commercial |

On Sunday, 22 March 2020, the Federal Government announced that the Treasurer has been granted temporary powers to make regulatory changes …

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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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