Entries by George Hayek

Case Note: Ku-ring-gai Council v Chan [2017] NSWCA 226

By George Hayek- Director & Peter Bijjani- Lawyer The New South Wales Court of Appeal, in the matter of Ku-ring-gai Council v Chan [2017] NSWCA 226, confirmed that a principal certifying authority (PCA) does not owe a duty of care to avoid pure economic loss to prospective purchasers of a property when issuing an Occupying […]

The Personal Property Security Act 2009 (PPSA)

The Personal Property Security Act 2009 (PPSA), is a regime to secure an interest in personal property. What is Personal Property? Personal property is any property, including, goods, plant and equipment except for land and its fixtures. What is a Security Interest? A security interest is any interest in personal property created by an agreement […]

Liquidated Damages and Delay…all in a Day’s Work!

We can all say that we have had our fair share of heated discussions about delay and EOT’s. Whether you’re a small builder or a major civil contractor, liquidated damages, extension of time (EOT) and delay are always controversial topics.   Liquidated Damages, Penalty or Compensation? Liquidated damages are back charged when there is a […]