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(1) Ensure building design is well documented and conforms with the BCA (2) Building are bult in accordance with the BCA Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 slides can be downloaded : here
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Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd was the first time that the High Court considered the issue of whether a claim in restitution for reasonable remuneration (quantum meruit) is available when a building contract is discharged following a repudiation. In Australia, intermediate appellate courts for the last three decades had determined that an innocent party...
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In Icon Co (NSW) Pty Ltd v Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Australian Branch (t/as Liberty Specialty Markets), 1 Icon sought declarations from the first respondent (Liberty), its contract works and third party liability insurer, and the second respondent (QBE), its product liability insurer that it was entitled to indemnity under the two policies of insurance....
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Legalwise Annual Property Seminar March 2016 from lainachanbarrister
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Mediation, Adjudication and Arbitration – What gets the job done? from Laina Powerpoint for the talks presented at the Thomsen Reuters Building and Construction Law Conference in Sydney and Brisbane in November 2018  on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Construction Project may be viewed here as well.
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Doing deals and avoiding squeals from Laina Powerpoint for talk presented in Chicago at the 2018 International Society of Construction Law conference on Doing Deals and Avoiding Squeals, the successful delivery of infrastructure projects may be viewed here as well.
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The practice has arisen in bespoke contracts for infrastructure projects for contractors to provide extended warranties for the works.   Such warranties can be staggered depending upon the element that the warranty is being provided for and are particular to bespoke contracts. While such clauses have been included in these contracts for presumably appropriate consideration, there...
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In 2003 the NSW RTA awarded Lane Cove Tunnel Company (LCTC) the contract to plan, design, construct, operate and to maintain the Motorway for a period of 33 years with URS Australia in the role of Independent Verifier (IV). LCTC contracted with the Thiess John Holland Joint Venture (TJH) to plan, design, construct and commission...
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Powerpoint to accompany the first of a series of chatz between Ian Bailey SC and Laina, the video may be viewed at https://youtu.be/TVVSSbLUm0g
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