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Rigby Cooke Lawyers welcomes Kamila Kalinowski, Lawyer in our Construction & Projects group

22 August 2023

We are delighted to share the news that our Construction & Projects group recently expanded with the appointment of Kamila Kalinowski, Lawyer.

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The Legal Life – meet Damian Tkalec

19 April 2022

Damian Tkalec is a Lawyer in our Construction & Projects team.

Damian shares his goals for 2022 and what he enjoys most about working with clients.

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The risks of nominating and land development

20 September 2021

The State Revenue Office (SRO) has released a revenue ruling (DA-064) which sets out its views on the meaning of ‘land development’ in the context of the sub-sale provisions.

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The Legal Life – meet Stuart Miller

28 April 2021

Stuart Miller is a Special Counsel in our Construction & Projects team.

Stuart shares how he unwinds and what he enjoys most about working in the legal sector.

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contract risk

Managing contract risk in a COVID-19 climate

06 April 2021

This article was first published in March 2021 by AMTIL.

With the commercial impacts of COVID-19 still fully to reveal themselves, the uncertainty this creates for manufacturers, suppliers and service providers in the construction, engineering and infrastructure sectors will likely be felt for some time.

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Rigby Cooke expands its Construction & Projects team

10 February 2021

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is delighted to announce the appointment of Stuart Miller as a Special Counsel in our Construction & Projects team led by Greg Bush.

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Don’t forget to adjust your GST on the cancellation of contracts

11 June 2020

Due to the widespread economic impact of COVID-19 which has caused financial uncertainty for many businesses, contracts for the acquisition of goods or services may be cancelled in order to mitigate against further losses.

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Construction contracts in the era of COVID-19

27 March 2020

The impacts of COVID-19 mean that key aspects of a construction project may need to be reconsidered. The correct approach will depend on a range of factors, including the stage at which your project is impacted.

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The Legal Life – meet Greg Bush

04 March 2020

Meet Rigby Cooke’s Construction and Projects Partner Greg Bush, who has over 20 years of experience in providing advice on project delivery strategies, negotiating and drafting of contracts, the administration and management of contracts to maximise clients’ outcomes and avoid disputes, security of payment remedies, and litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Greg shares his career highlights and some thoughts for those just starting out in their legal career.

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Security of Payment

Is the Security of Payment Act truly a ‘pay now, argue later’ regime?

16 March 2016

The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic) (the Act) has revolutionised dispute resolution processes in the civil, construction and engineering industries.

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Security of Payment Update – June 2013

30 June 2013

Service by Email – Effective?

Construction contracts can permit the service of notices by email, however, determining the time at which the email is deemed to have been served or received is problematic and may have implications in the event that a matter proceeds to adjudication.

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