Covid 19

First can we give all our best wishes for coping with the challenges coming from the covid 19 pandemic. Second, for any legal issues coming from those challenges with respect to financing, leasing, property contracts, and commercial dealings (including questions of frustration and force majeure), please contact us. Third, for our part we are operating […]

Stakeholders in the Hospitality and other industries may be crippled by the effects of steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus including by voluntary social distancing. Directors have personal liability for a number of business related obligations, making the decision to trade on through uncertain times a tough call. If you are finding it […]

Contractors Working in New South Wales beware of significant changes to the Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (“SOPA”) Significant amendments have been made to SOPA which came into effect on 21 October 2019. Under the new sections 13(1A) to 13(1C) of the SOPA “reference dates” have been abolished and the process […]

Beware Contractors of new amendments in pipeline for the Queensland Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 The amendments are likely to be passed and come into effect this year. Significantly the new amendments will entitle contractors who have obtained an adjudication award to register a charge over property owned by the other party […]