Insights

 

Property

New Contract for Sale and Purchase of Land in New South Wales, 2014 Edition has been released

Option agreements from a vendor's perspective - a basic checklist

Repayment clauses of leasing incentive agreement found to be penalties and unenforceable

 

Transport and logistics

Make sure your standard conditions of carriage are properly incorporated into the contract of carriage

Fraudulent devices rule confirmed in shipping case by England's Court of Appeal

 

Construction

Standardisation will help embed use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Australian market

Are SOP claims made after termination valid and can unincorporated materials/plant or demobilisation be claimed?

 

Employment

Failure to act on s-xual harassment complaint leads to litigation and significant payout

 

Insurance

Breach of policy terms when the breach is not causative of the loss - section 54 of the Insurance Contracts Act

Postscript to Opes Prime - application for special leave to appeal to the High Court refused

 

Energy and mining law

How do iron ore producers, explorers and mining service providers survive a capital drought?

 

Risk management

Decision makers should take steps to minimise their risk of personal liability

 

Restructuring and insolvency

Statutory demands – how to make them and how to resist them

 

Planning, infrastructure and environment

Should urban planning focus on creativity or amenity?

Increased environmental penalties and enforcement powers in NSW

New powers and tougher penalties for breaches of NSW planning laws 

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