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Aussie Courts Crack Down on Negligent Bosses
Safety
Tuesday June 20 2017

Aussie Courts Crack Down on Negligent Bosses

When a boss not only intentionally allows a subcontractor to work near live high-voltage power lines but in fact begs them to do so and does...

Is Security Eroding Democracy?
Commercial
Friday June 9 2017

Is Security Eroding Democracy?

On November 30 last year, two activists who opposed Australia’s offshore detention policy abseiled down the front of Parliament House to unfurl a banner calling for...

Terminating Contracts and the Potential for Dire Unintended Consequences
Business
Thursday June 1 2017

Terminating Contracts and the Potential for Dire Unintended Consequences

When you invoke the termination procedures in a building contract, as long as you treat the process like sweating dynamite you should be OK, save for...

What’s to Become of Uberrimae Fidei?
Business
Wednesday March 22 2017

What’s to Become of Uberrimae Fidei?

Uberrimae Fidei is a legal doctrine, the Latin for ‘utmost good faith.’

Developments in Australian Construction Law
Business
Tuesday February 14 2017

Developments in Australian Construction Law

Looking back at the year just completed, 2016 proved to be an interesting year in the space we may call the ‘construction industry law’ space. In...

Everyone is Entitled to Protection – But not Always the Same Level of Risk
Business
Monday December 5 2016

Everyone is Entitled to Protection – But not Always the Same Level of Risk

When it comes to dealing with a known safety hazard, everyone is entitled to the same minimum level of protection.

Expert Determination: Swift, Binding and Cost Effective
Business
Thursday June 23 2016

Expert Determination: Swift, Binding and Cost Effective

Contractually ordained expert determination can be a viable alternative to other more mainstream forms of dispute resolution such as courts, tribunals and arbitration.

The Need to Plead when Guilt is a Given
Business
Monday March 28 2016

The Need to Plead when Guilt is a Given

There are tens of thousands of building practitioners registered in Australia with various practitioner oversight bodies.

Arbitration, Courts or Tribunals?
Business
Monday November 23 2015

Arbitration, Courts or Tribunals?

Building disputes can be resolved in a variety of judicial and quasi-judicial forums, three of the most common being arbitration, courts and tribunals.