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How to choose the best contractual strategy for your construction project

MDL’s Antony Eaton runs you through the issues to be aware of

The best contractual strategy for a project is entirely dependent upon the nature of the owner and of the project under construction. That’s because:


7 tips for managing performance and terminations

Pointers for more productive employees and better business

As a business owner or manager, you’ll no doubt aim to be amongst the best in your industry and stay one step ahead of the competition. That means it’s vital that both employees and managers are performing at their best.


How to apply for adjudication from the QBCC

A streamlined process for resolving construction payment disputes

If you’re owed money for construction work and you need help getting paid, you may be able to use adjudication from the QBCC to pursue payment.


The importance of monitoring building timelines

Recent BCIPA case underlines the need to remain aware of contract terms

MDL is currently working on behalf of a large pool contractor who subcontracted to a large Queensland-based building company. 


QBCC decision on rectification works causes complications

Recent case reveals the need for timely action

A recent decision by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) is of potential interest to builders, developers, sub-contractors – and homeowners. 


Can I stop my husband seeing the kids?

During a separation or divorce, it’s understandable that both parties can become fixated on past grievances. In some cases, these issues can play out in custody battles.


Recognition for one of MDL’s finest

Eugene McAuley shortlisted for prestigious Lawyers Weekly “30 Under 30” award

We’re proud to announce that McCarthy Durie Lawyers’ own Eugene McAuley has been shortlisted as a finalist in Commercial Law Category at the 2017 “30 Under 30” awards.


Separation and de facto property orders

An interesting case regarding de facto relationships

A recent case involving a same-sex couple who had been living de facto for 27 years will be of interest to anyone coming out of a de facto relationship.


3 things you need to know about superannuation splitting

If you're going through a relationship breakdown, or you’re considering your options for separation, you’ll no doubt have many questions about how your assets will be split between you and your former partner.


4 things to ask your lawyer before making them your executor

An essential step in creating a will is appointing an executor for your estate. It’s an important consideration, because your executor will be entrusted with making decisions about how your estate is managed, in the event that you pass away.