Construction Law Update – December 2017

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13 December 2017

The Corrs Construction Team is very pleased to present our Construction Law Update – December 2017.

In this edition of our regular update on legislative and case law developments affecting the construction and infrastructure sectors, we look in detail at a number of recent cases, including: 

  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd
    Keywords: unfair contract terms

  • Quickway Constructions Pty Ltd v Electrical Energy Pty Ltd
    Keywords: assignment of right to payment; security of payment

  • AGL Energy Limited v Jemena Gas Networks (NSW) Ltd
    Keywords: arbitration agreements

  • INPEX Operations Australia Pty Ltd v JKC Australia LNG Pty Ltd
    Keywords: adjudication; natural justice

  • Tomkins Commercial & Industrial Builders Pty Ltd v Majella Towers One Pty Ltd
    Keywords: interpretation of Australian Standards contracts; performance security; bank guarantees

  • Stringer v Westfield Shopping Centre Management Co (SA) Pty Ltd
    Keywords: facilities management; occupier’s liability; delegation; vicarious liability

  • Contract Control Services Pty Ltd v Department of Education and Training
    Keywords: security of payment; claimable variations; excluded amounts; second class of variations

  • Riva Properties Limited v Foster + Partners Limited
    Keywords: breach of duty; professional advice

We hope you find this edition of our Construction Law Update insightful and relevant.

If you wish to discuss anything we’ve raised in the update, or have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using the details listed to the right. 

The content of this publication is for reference purposes only. It is current at the date of publication. This content does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Legal advice about your specific circumstances should always be obtained before taking any action based on this publication.

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Andrew McCormack

Partner. Brisbane
+61 7 3228 9860