Meet the Co-chairs - TAGLAW

Rintoul, David
Clarkslegal LLP

Mead, Patrick
Carter Newell


Contact: Alan G. B. Kim, Jr.; von Briesen & Roper, s.c. (Wisconsin, USA)

Many construction contracts have provisions dictating in what Court or forum any dispute between the parties will be held. (I.e., any Federal District Court for the State of Wisconsin).

Read more: Construction Contracts and the Fine Print – When Its Bite is Worse Than Its Bark

Contact: David Rodighiero and Michael Elliott; Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia)

The introduction of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) has been one of the most significant law reforms in recent times. The enactment of the PPSA has attempted to streamline the operation of personal property securities laws in Australia, replacing a number of existing State and Territory laws, and creating one register for personal property securities Australia wide.  The enactment of the PPSA has seen relatively little judicial consideration with respect to its operation, which has left practitioners' guessing as to how the courts would interpret its strict requirements.   

Read more: Landmark Decision on Priority Disputes Under PPSA

Contact: David Rodighiero and Marnie Carroll; Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia)

Contractually assumed liability exclusions may be triggered by the 'contracting out' of proportionate liability legislation on the basis that an insured has agreed to assume a greater liability for the actions of another party than the insured would be liable for at law.

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Contact: Hamish Gray; Clarkslegal LLP (Reading, England)

When undertaking a modern development, where all the parties (employer, contractor, sub-contractors) are committed to collaborate in good faith (or, at least, the contracts say they are), it seems sensible to protect that team ethos through the procurement of a project insurance policy.

Read more: Project Insurance: If You're Going to do it, do it Right!

Contact: Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia)

Earlier this year, the Queensland Government put forward its 10 point plan for fundamental changes to the regulation of the construction industry in Queensland.  Central to this was the replacement of the Queensland Building Services Authority (QBSA) with a new Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).  The State Government subsequently passed the Queensland Building Services Authority Amendment Bill 2013 (Qld), which put in place the initial changes to create the QBCC and to replace the Queensland Building Services Authority Act 1991 (Qld) (QBSA Act) with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act (QBCC Act).

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