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Meet the Writers Guild

 

Our Writers Guild are some of the most prolific drafters in the industry. Our Senior Associates meet once a week to research, debate and write about the major issues facing our clients and the broader sector. We believe that by researching these matters it helps to inform our team and our clients, ensuring every move we make is deeply researched and considered. These deep insights form part of our winning formula at Vincent Young.

Contact us if you would like us to present to your organisation on any of the matters in our papers.

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Property
8 February, 2024

Enforceability Of Positive Covenants

Aust-One Investment Pty Ltd V New World Investments Pty Ltd NSWCA 22 Covenants that are registered on title and that ‘run with the land’ are restrictive in nature, a principle which is confirmed at common law and by statute. The general rule at common law is that the burden of…
BuildingConstructionSecurity of Payments
7 December, 2023

You Have One Shot

Serving a Payment Claim Post-Termination Introduction Section 13(1)(c) of the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 1999 (SOPA) allows contractors to serve one final payment claim after termination of a construction contract. In Taylor Construction Group Pty Ltd v Adcon Structural Group Pty Ltd NSWSC 723 (Taylor v…
BuildingCommercialConstructionInsolvencySecurity of Payments
1 December, 2023

Using DOCAS To Preserve SOPA Claims In Administrations?

Commercial Context Construction companies are often thinly capitalised and do not hold significant real property or other assets.  Often their most significant (and sometimes their only) assets are unpaid progress claims arising from construction work undertaken prior to entering into external administration. Progress claims however can be difficult to recover.…
CommercialInsolvency
6 November, 2023

The PJC’s Corporate Insolvency Report

On 12 July 2023, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (PJC) released a comprehensive report on corporate insolvency in Australia. This report made 28 recommendations focused on addressing various issues in the current Australian corporate insolvency space and raised some issues in the personal insolvency sector. The…