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    What is a Deed of Collateral Warranty?

    In a construction context, a deed of collateral warranty is a deed signed by a subcontractor that contains warranties and other obligations in favour of the ultimate principal on the project.

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    What is a "global claim" under a construction contract?

    A global claim is where a contractor makes a claim for a single amount of money by reference to multiple underlying causes or events. They typically arise in the context of delays where there are mult...

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    Common amendments to AS 4902

    Most informed principals consider AS 4902 to be too heavily weighted in favour of the contractor. Consequently, it is fairly normal to see AS 4902 issued with amendments or special conditions. This ar...

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    Introduction to AS 4902

    AS 4902, more formally known as AS 4902-2000 General Conditions of Contract for Design and Construct, is one of the most widely used forms of head contract for design and construct projects in Austral...

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    What’s the difference between a claims consultant and a construction l...

    The services offered by claims consultants and construction lawyers are quite different. Who you need depends on your circumstances, and there will be times where you might need both. If you need advi...

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    Why the worst time to engage a lawyer is when you really need one

    If you're like most people, you're not going to engage a lawyer unless you absolutely have to. Which is obviously fine. Just be aware that this is the time you're going to get the least possible value...

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