Security of Payment Legislation

Engineering context

All jurisdictions in Australia have now enacted their own version of payment legislation security. Although each act differs, the objectives remain similar; parties working under a construction contract have the legal right to demand compensation or payment from separate enforcement provisions.

While the acts work alongside the construction contract to uphold payment terms, it also imposes separate time frames for payment claims and payment schedules.

In this half-day workshop, you'll be introduced to the processes within the act(s) and learn how to structure a complying payment claim and payment schedule. You'll also analyse and interpret sections of the payment legislation to help you understand concepts such as “work under a construction contract”, “construction work” and associated “goods and services”.

Upon completion you'll be able to prepare claims and responses, identify acceptable reasons for reducing or rejecting payment amounts, understand how applying processes in the workplace might avert large claims, and how to implement contract management. You'll also gain useful insights into the evolution of the act(s) through relevant case law.

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Is this course for you?

This half-day workshop has been designed for project managers, contract managers and administrators, finance staff and site managers.

It will also be useful to anyone involved in building, construction or infrastructure works who would like a better understanding of payment legislation.

Your facilitator for this course

Sean McCarthy is a Senior Solicitor at Doyles Construction Lawyers, providing advice on construction contracts and dispute settlement. He worked in the building and construction industry for many years prior to studying law. Sean has advised both government and private sector clients on a host of major projects and claims. He is also a Director of the Society of Construction Law Australia, and an active and eager educator on construction matters.

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