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  Building and Construction Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 23, Number 6, December 2007
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  • EDITORIAL
  • Quality in construction law dispute resolution
        p.397                                                                                      +cite    

  • ARTICLES
  • The future of litigation of construction law disputes
        The Hon Justice David Byrne
        p.398                                                                                      +cite        
        The following represents an edited verion of his Honour’s speech on the occasion of his appointment as Patron of the University of Melbourne’s Graduate Program in Construction Law (5 September 2007).
  • The superintendent’s discretion to extend time: A long story must be told to satisfy “the earnest inquirer”
        Adrian Baron
        p.410                                                                                      +cite        
        There was a time when it was a contractor’s responsibility to ensure that an extension of time was claimed in accordance with the contract. If it failed to do so, the contractor could not claim that an act of prevention by the principal resulted in its inability to complete the work under the contract by the time stipulated in the contract. Times have changed, and based on recent judicial authorities, this is no longer the case. This article challenges the modern approach. The earnest inquirer will learn that experience has been forgotten, and that it is difficult to harmonise the modern approach with conventional and accepted principles of the law.

  • REPORTS
  • ACN 060 559 971 Pty Ltd v O’Brien
        p.421                                                                                      +cite    
  • John Holland Pty Ltd v Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales
        p.434                                                                                      +cite    
  • Mangrove Mountain Quarries Pty Ltd v Barlow
        p.448                                                                                      +cite    

  • VOLUME 23 – 2007
  • Table of authors
        p.463                                                                                      +cite    
  • Table of cases
        p.465                                                                                      +cite    
  • Table of cases reported
        p.477                                                                                      +cite    
  • Index
        p.479                                                                                      +cite