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Ramping up subcontractor protection – Retention and now ‘Deemed’ Statutory Trusts

Authors: Robert Riddell, Partner and Brianna Smith, Lawyer Poor payment practices in the construction industry have faced increasing scrutiny by legislators, culminating in a series of amendments (and proposed amen ...

New South Wales Returns Fire in the Security of Payment Wars

Author: Robert Riddell Over 1½ years since John Murray was appointed by the Commonwealth Department of Employment to undertake a review of the security of payment laws across Australia, the New South Wales Governm ...

Tripartite subcontracts: The new road block to subcontractor cash-flow?

Authors: Robert Riddell & Daniel Fitzpatrick It is well understood that the security of payment regime is by far the fastest, cheapest and most efficient method for contractors to secure payment of their progress claims ...

Dealing with 'Unknown Unknowns' in construction contracts

Authors: Mark Kenney, Partner and Karl Higgins, Solicitor ‘Unknown Unknowns’ are not simply a Donald Rumsfeld double negative; but can now also be considered a genuine area of claims in relation to construction ...


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