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Liquidated damages – Enforceable and exhaustive?

2018-07-11T13:57:56+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Construction Contracts, Dispute Resolution|

Where a contractor fails to complete works by the date for completion the typical expectation is that such a breach would allow the principal to claim damages calculated as the actual loss resulting from the delay to completion. Construction contracts often provide for fixed (or liquidated) damages as the only remedy for a principal in

How close is Australia to a driverless future?

2018-07-19T16:15:10+00:00 June 12th, 2018|The Future|

The Victorian State Government is the latest state to trial driverless vehicles. The Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic) allows for permits to be granted to individuals or organisations who wish to participate in the trial of automated vehicles. The permits will be available based upon performance and proof of necessary insurance policies and safety management.

Payment Schedules – 6 Steps for Responding to Claims

2018-07-11T15:31:02+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Construction Contracts, Dispute Resolution, Security of Payment|

With the construction boom underway across NSW it is more crucial than ever that parties to construction contracts are familiar with their rights and obligations in responding to Payment Claims under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 1999 (NSW) (SOP Act)[1]. Morrissey Law & Advisory’s previous article on Payment Claims under the

Recovering legal costs in Fair Work claims

2018-07-18T15:17:46+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Commercial & Corporate Advisory|

After locking horns in a contentious employment dispute, parties commonly ask if they can recover costs incurred before the Fair Work Commission (Commission). On one hand, the Commission is designed to be a simple and less formal Court to resolve disputes between employees and employers, in particular for claims of Unfair Dismissal or individual remedies

Firm but Fair, the new Building Industry Fairness Act

2018-07-19T09:26:21+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Construction disputes, Construction Law, Security of Payment|

Passed by the Queensland Parliament on 10 November 2017, the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld) (BIF Act) represents a major reform and streamlining of the some of the most critical procedures in the construction industry. Morrissey Law & Advisory foreshadowed the impacts of this legislation prior to its introduction in our

Electronic Execution of Documents: User Guide

2018-07-19T11:37:10+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Commercial & Corporate Advisory|

As businesses make the switch to paper-free workplaces it is more important to understand the requirements for valid and enforceable electronic execution of documents. What are electronic signatures and electronic execution? Electronic signatures are simply defined as a visual representation of a person’s name or signature used in an electronic document. This can include the

New EU data regulations to impact Aussie businesses

2018-07-19T15:08:18+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Commercial & Corporate Advisory, News|

While the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced by the European Union to protect against the misuse of the personal data of EU citizens, it will also impact Australian businesses with established operations in the EU. Limiting the amount of personal data that may be collected by organisations and regulating the ways such data

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