Drop the Dropbox

Is dropboxDropbox a valid means of service? It might be if it is agreed, or the documents are in fact downloaded by the recipient. But don’t count in it.  In Conveyor & General Engineering Pty Ltd v Basetec Services Pty Ltd and Anor [2014] QSC 30 an adjudicator’s determination was found to be of no effect because of the adjudicator’s error as to the validity of service Continue reading

Liquidated Damages by the River

InterContinential-AdelaideI have presented a number of talks for Legalwise Seminars in the last few years, and on Thursday week (13th March 2014) I will be doing another one for them at the InterContinental Hotel in Adelaide, which is just by the river.  I get billed as

Drafting Damages and Penalty Clauses

Robert Fenwick Elliott, Barrister, Howard Zelling Chambers

The title of the talk is a bit of a misnomer, because nobody in their right mind would want to draft a penalty clause – it is of no legal effect.  So I will talk about Continue reading

Presenting in Adelaide on 18th March

SoCLA18iii14SoCLA has announced the presentation I am giving on 18th March in Adelaide:

The SA Branch of the Society of Construction Law Australia invites you to join us to discuss ‘Security of Payment: South Australian cases so far and future prospects’.

Presented by Robert Fenwick Elliott, Barrister, the session will focus on:

  • What do the recent Supreme Court cases in South Australia say about how the legislation is being received in this State?