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LEGAL ADVICE FOR A FIXED FEE The GFC and the current uncertain economic climate may mean that your business is not investing for the future. One impediment may be your concern about legal costs. As a profession, lawyers generally charge for work at an hourly rate divided into short time increments. The reason for this […]

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Expected changes to BCIPA

On 15 April 2014 the QBCC held a briefing (with 3 speakers) at the Convention Centre for adjudicators about the forthcoming legislative changes to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (“ BCIPA”). Andrew Wallace, the barrister appointed by Government to provide recommendations after community and industry consultation, provided a background to the work […]

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Subcontractors seeking payment

If you are a subcontractor seeking payment, you can find on our website a free flowchart and printable summary notes about the use of the Subcontractors Charges Act 1974 (QLD) so that you understand one possible avenue to get paid. For your ease of access, we have also provided the Subcontractors Charges Act forms, for your […]

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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 […]

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