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Limited grounds to review adjudication determinations—non-jurisdictional error not available

16-01-17 | The NSW Court of Appeal has ruled that an adjudicator's determination may only be subject to review for a jurisdictional error of law under the Security of Payment Act. Parties who fall victim to a non-jurisdictional error of law made by an adjudicator will not be entitled to have a determination set aside.


Sparke Helmore promotes seven senior associates

16-01-17 | Sparke Helmore Lawyers is proud to announce the promotions of seven lawyers to the role of senior associate in the Corporate & Commercial, Government and Insurance Groups.


Late breaking news for insurance litigators

12-01-17 | In the relative calm of the post-Christmas period we bring to your attention two developments that occurred in December 2016.


High Court decision: reference dates necessary for valid payment claims

23-12-16 | In its first decision concerning the construction industry's security of payments laws, the High Court's judgment this week in Southern Han Breakfast Point Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) v Lewence Construction Pty Ltd [2016] HCA 52 has delivered a clear message to claimants and those responding to claims that there must be a "reference date" for the claim to be valid.


Commonwealth procurement set for "massive change"

16-12-16 | Revised Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) come into effect on 1 March 2017. Labelled as a "massive change" by Senator Nick Xenophon, the updates will impact on the manner in which Commonwealth agencies manage procurement processes subject to Division 2 of the CPRs.


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