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Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

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Maddocks appointed to Commonwealth Government legal services panel August 19, 2019

Monday 19 August 2019 The strong growth of Maddocks in Canberra has been given a further boost by the firm’s appointment to the new Commonwealth Legal Services Panel. The Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department announced the successful … Continued

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Can you avoid an arbitration agreement for ‘convenience? August 22, 2019

Disputes arising from construction and infrastructure projects typically involve multiple contractual relationships, often triggering separate disputes between principal and head contractor, principal and superintendent and head contractor and subcontractor (amongst others). While the most efficient … Continued

Will we see more liquidators using SOPA after Seymour Whyte?

Earlier this year (and not for the first time in the Australian security of payment landscape) an intermediate appellate Court in one Australian State reached a different position on materially identical provisions in the security of payment scheme to that reached by the appellate Court in another State.

In Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd v Ostwald Bros Pty Ltd (in Liquidation) [2019] NSWCA 11, the NSW Court of Appeal declined to follow the Victorian Court of Appeal’s decision in Façade Treatment Engineering Pty Ltd (in liq) v Brookfield Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd [2016] VSCA 247 on a key issue of security of payment legislation, with the NSW Court of Appeal holding that in NSW, key security of payment processes can be initiated (at least) by a claimant in liquidation.

Maddocks Construction & Projects team partner, Mathew Stulic and senior associate, Andrew McGlashan share their thoughts and consider the question, will we see more liquidators using SOPA after Seymour Whyte?

 

Earlier this year (and not for the first time in the Australian security of payment landscape) an intermediate appellate Court in one Australian State reached a different position on materially identical provisions in the security of payment scheme to that reached by the appellate Court in another State.

In Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd v Ostwald Bros Pty Ltd (in Liquidation) [2019] NSWCA 11, the NSW Court of Appeal declined to follow the Victorian Court of Appeal’s decision in Façade Treatment Engineering Pty Ltd (in liq) v Brookfield Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd [2016] VSCA 247 on a key issue of security of payment legislation, with the NSW Court of Appeal holding that in NSW, key security of payment processes can be initiated (at least) by a claimant in liquidation.

Maddocks Construction & Projects team partner, Mathew Stulic and senior associate, Andrew McGlashan share their thoughts and consider the question, will we see more liquidators using SOPA after Seymour Whyte?