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What is a scope of Works

The Scope of Work Definition in Construction   The scope of work might be the most important part of a construction agreement – even more important than the price.   The scope of work in ...

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The issue of whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor is relevant for many business risks.  These include the risk of employee-type claims for unfair dismissal or award wages, of ...

Going Up: Buying high rise strata just got better, or did it?

The Opal Tower failure in Homebush Bay has heightened fears about high rise residential building defects.  Only last year the combustible cladding drama resulted in new ...

Proposed Changes to the NSW Strata Building Bond and Inspections Scheme

The Strata Schemes Management Amendment (Building Defects Scheme) Bill 2018 was assented to in September 2018 and should come into effect later this year once proclaimed. ...

Supercharge your Death Benefits

When it comes to estate planning, most clients know how important it is to have an up to date will. What a lot of clients don’t know is that their biggest asset may not be covered by the will. ...

What a Waste: Small Business Unfair Contracts

ACCC v JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd FCA 1224 In early 2016 we reported on the planned start of the new small business unfair contracts regime under the Australian Consumer Law click here. The ...

A Thorne in two Binding Financial Agreements?

The unanimous High Court ruling in Thorne v Kennedy HCA 49 highlights the broadened circumstances in which financial agreements can be set aside in Australia, casting considerable doubt on agreements ...

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