The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes three interesting articles. The first article is by Brian Mason and discusses the constitutional validity of the arrangements for recovering unpaid security of payment adjudication determinations as a judgment debt. The second article comes from Rohan Havelock, who analyses the availability of liquidated damages following determination of the construction contract. The final article is by Michelle Backstrom and considers the binding nature of certificates in the context of traditional construction contract arrangements and also considers the implications for more complex contracts like those entered into to facilitate public private partnerships.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes two interesting articles. The first article is by Jennifer McVeigh and Kimie Tsukakoshi who look at the potential complications involved in the inclusion of termination for convenience clauses in construction contracts. The second article is by Richard Manly SC and looks at the use of formulae to calculate liquidated damages or stipulated sums in contracts. There is also a Report on Austman Pty Ltd v Mount Gibson Mining Ltd and a review of The Leaky Buildings Crisis: Understanding the Issues by Steve Alexander. Not to be missed!
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.