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Security of Payments: A new answer to an old question – Jun 2005

Abstract

The Building and Construction Industry, Security of Payment Acts (the Acts) now in force in most Australian States are causing a radical re-think of many traditional project management and contract management processes. The Acts apply to every business involved in Building and Construction including contractors, subcontractors, clients, suppliers and professional firms.

However, the consequences and impact of these Acts is far from certain and little understood in the general community (with the possible exception of NSW). The first part of this paper provides a brief overview of the functions of the Acts. The middle part will look at the current state of uncertainty surrounding the interpretation of the Acts. The final part will look at some of the issues and risks facing professional service providers in the construction industries where the Acts apply. In conclusion it suggests some potential options open to construction industry professionals to address and manage the impact of the Acts on projects in which they are involved.

Download – Security of Payments: A new answer to an old question

Author: Jim Doyle Dip.CE, MIE (Aust), BEc (Hons), LLB (Hons). Partner, Doyles Construction Lawyers
Tel: (02) 9283 5388
Email: doyles@doylesconstructionlawyers.com
Web: www.doylesconstructionlawyers.com

Key Security of Payment Act Judgements – May 2005

Abstract

The Security of Payment Acts have been the subject of numerous judgements that are beginning to clarify and define the meaning of many key clauses and identify exactly what is required of a party to successfully make or defend a claim under the Act.  Some of the key judgements and their primary effect are listed in this paper.

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Adjudication Pressurises Project Administration – Oct 2004

Abstract

The Building and Construction Industry, Security of Payment Acts (the Acts) now in force in most Australian States are causing a radical re-think of many traditional project management and contract management processes. The Acts apply to every business involved in Building and Construction including contractors, subcontractors, clients, suppliers and professional firms.

However, the consequences and impact of these Acts is far from certain and little understood in the general community (with the possible exception of NSW). The first part of this paper provides a brief overview of the functions of the Acts. The middle part will look at the current state of uncertainty surrounding the interpretation of the Acts. The final part will look at some of the issues and risks facing professional service providers in the construction industries where the Acts apply. In conclusion it suggests some potential options open to construction industry professionals to address and manage the impact of the Acts on projects in which they are involved.

Download – Adjudication Pressurises Project Administration

Author: Jim Doyle Dip.CE, MIE (Aust), BEc (Hons), LLB (Hons). Partner, Doyles Construction Lawyers
Tel: (02) 9283 5388
Email: doyles@doylesconstructionlawyers.com
Web: www.doylesconstructionlawyers.com