Welcome to the February edition of CBP Focus


Construction and engineering

Calling on a bank guarantee following termination of contract: Lucas v Armour

Damages awarded for breach of contractual obligations of project management and contract supervision

PPSA deadline a timely reminder for the construction industry

New Commissioner appointed to Queensland Building and Construction Commission


Information and communications technology

Defamation online: legal perils of social media postings

Are you compliant with new privacy laws coming into effect 12 March 2014?


Restructuring and insolvency

What to do when the debt collector comes calling

Creditors can successfully challenge an unfair deed of company arrangement


Transport and logistics

Heavy Vehicle National Law commenced on 10 February 2014

Cancellation of pilot licences - courts reluctant to overturn decisions of Civil Aviation and Safety Authority


Commercial and corporate

Buying a business? Six things you should consider before you take the leap



The Deepwater Horizon oil spill: rules for the international litigator



District Court refuses to grant injunction in dispute over right-of-way easement


Planning and environment

Regional Planning Interests Bill introduced into Queensland parliament



A school's non-delegable duty of care: UK case provides a timely refresher



White Paper on agricultural competitiveness - terms of reference released


Equine law

Agistment of horses: common law liens, contractual liens and the Personal Property Securities Act

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