Archive for February 2014 | Monthly archive page

Increase profitability?

Lenz Moreton’s principal, Chris Lenz, identifies contract activities where legal input can increase profitability. Click here to see what Chris has to say.

Builders Lament – Body Corporate’s Rejoice?

Whilst the case of The Owners – Strata plan number 61288 v Brookfield Australia Investments Ltd [2013] NSW CH 317 is on special leave to the High Court, it is a decision that neatly captures the law of negligence in relation to builders and owners of bodies corporate. Essentially, the Court of Appeal found that […]

Void decision is of no effect

Court of Appeal orders return of nearly $30 million to coal miner A contractor, BGC Contracting Pty Ltd (“BGC”) claimed over $35 million for the construction of a dam in Central Queensland, for BM Alliance Coal Operations Pty Ltd (“BMA”), and the claim went to adjudication with the adjudicator awarding a progress claim of over […]

To a good 2014!

Our first newsletter for the year reflects on some of the matters that we helped our clients to resolve in 2013 because we believe that with increased economic activity this year, clients will be prepared to chase moneys owed to them a little more vigorously to finance growth in 2014. Some of last year’s successes […]