The latest issue of the Building and Construction Law Journal (Volume 27 Part 3) contains the following material:
The Scott Schedule has been used as a management tool in complex building and construction disputes before the courts for more than 90 years. They are also popular tools for use in domestic and international arbitrations. The Rules of Court in England and Wales, the States and Territories of Australia, as well as the Federal Court of Australia, provide either expressly or in a general way for the delivery of Scott Schedules in appropriate cases. The aims of modern day case management, namely the just, efficient, timely and cost-effective resolution of disputes are all satisfied by use of the Scott Schedule.
This article compares the Australian security of payment legislation with the United States system of construction lien laws. It evaluates Australia’s abandonment of lien statutes, and considers the possibility of implementing a regime which combines both construction lien and progress payment claims.
BOOK REVIEW – Michael Christie SC
- Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts by Nicholas Dennys, Mark Raeside and Robert Clay
- Cardona v Brown
- Mansouri v Aquamist Pty Ltd
- 57 Moss Rd Pty Ltd v T&M Buckley Pty Ltd t/a Shailer Constructions
For the pdf version of the table of contents, click here: BCL Vol 27 Pt 3 Contents.