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Nexus publishes 2021 Construction & Projects Guide with Thomson Reuters Practical Law

15 June 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

“We are always proud to contribute to this global series,” said Nexus National Practice Director Construction & Infrastructure Ben Robertson, “Our Q&A Guide to Construction & Projects in Australia provides an in-depth overview of the main trends developing in the local construction and projects market."

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Strata Property Law: Legal aspects to consider when purchasing strata titled investment properties

11 June 2021 | Legal Developments |

When purchasing a strata titled apartment as an investment property, it is important to consider the legal aspects and responsibilities which accompany your real estate purchase" said property specialist Group Principal Mark Foy

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Webinar: Managing Potential Company Solvency Issues

07 June 2021 | Commercial Agreements |

"It is important directors identify potential solvency issues and engage with the appropriate avenues of support as early on as possible, if they are able to ride out the wake of these domestic and international events," said Nexus Risk & Compliance specialist Colin Miller.

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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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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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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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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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Consumer Law Update: The definition of ‘Consumer’ is changing

10 February 2021 | Corporate Finance |

Effective 1 July 2021, businesses in Australia need to be aware of the newly expanded definition of 'consumer' under Australia Consumer Law ('ACL'), which will allow more customers to rely on Consumer Guarantees.

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Combustible Cladding Update: Victoria Prohibits Use of ACP Containing Greater Than 7% Polyethylene

05 February 2021 | Construction & Infrastructure |

NSW Government launches Project Remediate, a program focused on providing financial assistance and technical/quality assurance measures to the owners of residential apartment buildings affected by high risk combustible cladding.

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