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Marquee, Megacrane, Total Construction, and Richard Crookes

Explore the key learning lessons from the judgements in Marquee, Megacrane, Total Construction, and Richard Crookes.

NSW: Proving Unconscionable Conduct

How to prove statutory unconscionable conduct under section 21 of Schedule 2 of the Australian Consumer Law.

Crisp Case Note: Ceerose Pty Ltd v A- Civil Aust Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 215

Examine the key findings of Ceerose Pty Ltd v A-Civil Aust Pty Ltd and the principle of jurisdictional error under section 32A of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW).

Can You Prevent a Contractor from their Common Law Entitlement?

Discussion of the English and Australian legal position on the issue of whether a contractor can be prevented from their Common Law entitlement to seek remedies

Unravelling Pafburn, Boulus, and Goodwin’s Insights on the Duty of Care

Delve into the respective decisions by Stevenson J in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal cases of Goodwin, Pafburn, and Boulus


Introducing Crisp Law’s Soon-To-Be Graduates

Meet Diana and Shereen, Crisp Law’s newest clerks and soon-to-be graduates.

NSW: Is an Adjudication Decision Binding on a Subsequent Adjudication?

Discussion of the New South Wales’ position on the issue of whether an adjudication determination is ‘binding.’

The Harlech (ACT) Decision and Implications: are Adjudication Decisions Binding?

Delve into the ACT Court of Appeal’s decision in Harlech Enterprises Pty Ltd v Beno Excavations Pty Ltd [2022] ACTCA 42 and the binding effect of adjudication decisions under the SOP Act.

Crisp Case Note - Roberts v Goodwin

The key findings in Roberts v Goodwin Street Developments Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 5 and the implications it has on building and construction professionals.

A Postscript to our ‘Facts Win Matters’ Owners Corporation Cost Recovery

Acknowledgment of the principles underpinning an award of cost and why our recent cost application was successful.

Insuring Against Defects: Is Decennial Insurance Effective?

 Discussion of the recent amendments to the Strata Schemes Management Act (section 211AA) and the proposed form of “decennial insurance”.

Workplace Death Leads to $2 Million Fine (Synergy Scaffolding)

Review of due diligence obligations upon Directors and Officers in light of the recent SafeWork NSW v Synergy Scaffolding Services Pty Ltd [2022] NSWDC 584 judgement.

Inherent Defects Insurance Policy – Jan 2023

Examine claims made regarding the supposed new insurance product against the policy wording.

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