2017 Building and construction law update

Course ID CN170224_PRO1

  • Webinar
  • 2
  • Intermediate

The seminar will provide a comprehensive update on all current building and construction law issues. Begin 2017 knowing the latest developments in this area of law.

Prior to purchase please see the information below for system requirements.

College of Law Alumni and Law Society Members receive a 10% discount on the price.


Full Price $240.00

Alumni/Member Price $216.00



midday - 2pm AEDST

About This Course


Topics covered include: 

  • A Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (SOP Act) round up – a look at some of the key decisions coming out of New South Wales in 2016, including:
    • Lewence Construction Pty Ltd v Southern Han Breakfast Point Pty Ltd [2015] NSWCA 288 (appeal to the High Court heard October 2016)
    • Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd v Shade Systems Pty Ltd [2016] NSWSC 770 (on appeal to the Court of Appeal of NSW)
    • J Hutchinson Pty Ltd v Glavcom Pty Ltd [2016] NSWSC 126
  • Other key decisions including:
    • Paciocco  v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited [2016] HCA 28
    • Chan v Acres [2015] NSWSC 1885
    • Capital Securities No. 1 Pty Ltd v Roger Saliba [2016] NSWSC 1093
  • Legislative updates coming into force in 2016, including:
    • Unfair Contract Terms - Amendments to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth) and Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)
    • Strata Law reforms
  • Other significant events such as the amalgamation of councils within NSW, Australian Infrastructure Plan, NSW Fair Trading SOP Act discussion paper


Designed for

This webinar complies with the mandatory area of Substantive Law.



Michelle Knight
Senior Associate, MinterEllison

Michelle is a senior associate in MinterEllison's Projects, Infrastructure and Construction team in Sydney and is dually qualified as a lawyer in New South Wales and England and Wales.

Michelle specialises in a number of forms of dispute resolution, such as mediation, adjudication, expert determination, international arbitration, and litigation and acting for clients at all levels of the supply chain, including principals, contractors and subcontractors.

Michelle has recently returned to Australia after working in London for one of the largest specialist construction and energy firms in the UK, acting for domestic and international clients on major construction and infrastructure projects within the oil and gas, rail, tunneling, water, road, commercial development, renewable energy and power sectors.

Michelle has expertise with a variety of contracting strategies, including construct only, design and construct, EPC, consultancy agreements, framework agreements, and bespoke contracts. 

Carly Roberts
Associate, MinterEllison

Carly is an associate in the Projects, Infrastructure and Construction group in MinterEllison's Sydney office with experience acting for government bodies, financial institutions, ASX-listed companies and educational institutions on major projects, commercial property developments, public-private partnerships and infrastructure and construction disputes.  Carly is commercially driven and committed to achieving the best result for her clients. Carly's principal areas of practice are:

  • dispute resolution;
  • commercial and contractual advice; and
  • contract drafting and administration.



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