Archives for October 2019

QBBC Home Warranty Insurance – part 1

Part 5 of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (the Act) establishes a statutory insurance scheme, the purpose of which is in certain situations to provide assistance to consumers of residential construction work.  As part of the building process, the builder pays a premium to the QBCC to insure the construction work, the amount of the premium being included as part of the contract price and paid to the QBCC before the residential construction work commences. [Read more…]

Litigation – offers to settle and the rules

Civil litigation is a costly and technical process which requires careful compliance with the legislative and rules of the respective Court.   In contrast it also is akin to a game of chess as each party to the proceedings does now know the others strategy.  In Queensland, the predominant legislation which governs how litigation is to be conducted is contained in the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999(Qld)(UCPR).  There are of course various practice notes and rules prescribed by the respective Court and case law which needs to be complied with depending on the circumstances and the Court. [Read more…]

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