I'm Ping Gangur, the principal lawyer at Level Playing Field Lawyers is the end of the financial year and a good time to talk about debt recovery. In this month's newsletter, we'll review some debt recovery methods that are suitable for contractors and subcontractors in the...

In late 2018, the Victorian Government made amendments to the Building Act 1993 to introduce a new registration and licensing scheme for tradespeople.Changes will be implemented for carpentry first, with other trades to follow over a five-year period. Differences between registration and licensing A trade who is...

What are Excluded Amounts? These are amounts that cannot be considered in an application under SOPA.Liquidated damages are an ‘excluded amount.’ Facts of the case: Vcon v Oliver Hume [2020] VSC 767 Oliver Hume had sought to deduct liquidated damages from payment claims issued by Vcon. Vcon applied...