We are pleased to announce that Michael Christie SC has been appointed as the new General Editor of the Building and Construction Law Journal (BCL), commencing with Volume 32 Part 1. Mr Christie was admitted to the Bar in 1991 and brings the expertise of many years acting extensively across construction industry disputes. He is a graduate ...more
The Building & Construction Law Journal started publishing in July 1985, and has now reached its 30th volume. The first issue opened with an Editorial which noted: Building and construction law is a rapidly evolving and very complex field. It was felt timely to produce a publication which would provide an overview of the entire area, keeping informed ...more
The fifth Part of Volume 28 of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes two interesting articles on different aspects of building and construction law in Australia. The first article is by David Trinder and asks the question: “Does constructive acceleration exist in Australian construction contracting in 2012?”. The second article is by Deniz Tas and analyses difficult ground conditions and the rights of a contractor. There are also three Reports and a book review.
The August 2012 issue of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes an article by JE Lunn which proposes various methods by which traditional dispute resolution procedures may be modified to improve efficiency; an article by Richard Manly SC considering the benefits that a liquidated damages clause can provide to contracting parties from practical, commercial and economics perspectives; and an article by Thomas Denehy and Paula Gerber which provides a comparative study of dispute avoidance procedures in use around the world to determine what constitutes world’s best practice when it comes to the prevention and management of construction disputes. There is also a Book Review and a Report.