Collaborative Contracts in Construction: What are they, and when should they be used?

2019-07-16T22:00:55+10:00July 16th, 2019|Commercial & Corporate Advisory, Construction Contracts, General Counsel Services, Legal Project Management, The Future, Uncategorized|

Collaborative contracting is increasing in popularity for project delivery in Australia. So what does it actually mean, and when is a collaborative contract appropriate? The idea behind collaborative contracts is to give all parties the incentive to see a project succeed. In order to do this, they are designed to combat the negative commercial incentives

Law of Agency

2019-07-02T11:35:58+10:00May 8th, 2019|Commercial & Corporate Advisory, Construction Contracts, Construction Law, General Counsel Services, Home Building|

Agency is a complex area of law that can affect parties across contracts and industries – from major construction projects with superintendents through to manufacturing and distribution. A broad definition of agency is when one party (the principal) grants another party (the agent) authority to act on behalf of the principal to deal with a

Tightening the Chain of Responsibility: Changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Laws

2019-07-02T11:35:59+10:00March 3rd, 2019|Commercial & Corporate Advisory, General Counsel Services|

On 1 October 2018, changes to the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws were introduced. The changes sought to put an emphasis on the accountability and responsibility for breaches of the Heavy Vehicle National Law and Regulations (HVNL). Under CoR laws, if you are named as a party in the CoR and exercise, or are capable

The new ipso facto regime and what it means for your contract

2019-07-02T11:36:05+10:00August 13th, 2018|Commercial & Corporate Advisory, Construction Contracts, General Counsel Services|

As part of the Federal Government’s reforms to Australia’s insolvency laws under the National Innovation Science Agenda (Agenda) to promote entrepreneurship and encourage innovation, a new ipso facto stay regime became applicable to contracts from 1 July 2018. A link to our previous article on this topic can be found here. The ipso facto regime