5 Times you Shouldn’t Issue a Statutory Demand


By Chris Hargreaves You probably know by now that Statutory Demands are pretty awesome, right? I mean, of all the recovery options you have available to you the statutory demand offers massive pressure on the other side, with limited cost. It seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? Wrong. Issuing a statutory demand in the wrong […]


PPSA Fundamentals for the Construction Industry


By Chris Hargreaves Used correctly, the Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) can offer a lot of protection for subcontractors, contractors and principals. But if the PPSA is ignored or misunderstood, the result can be an epic nightmare the likes of which could destroy your business. This guide is to help you avoid the nightmare. What’s […]


BIF Bill – A magic pill for the Qld construction industry?


By Michael Batch The Queensland Government is again attempting to fix the cash flow and insolvency issues facing the construction industry. The question is whether the latest round of legislation will be the ‘magic pill’ to resolve these issues.  Will it meet the Government’s promise to usher in a “new age of fairness” in the […]


Construction Claim Rejected? Step 3: What are your claim recovery options?


Choose the right combination of claim recovery options “Your best option will vary from claim to claim. One size does not fit all.” You will recall as part of this series that we have looked at the following topics: 1. Step 1: Get to know your claim 2. Step 2: Anticipate your client’s response Now […]


Construction Claim Rejected? Step 2: Anticipate your client’s response


You will recall from our last article here that we are outlining the steps you can take to fully understand your rejected construction claim and your commercial position. These 3 steps are: 1. Understand your construction claim and commercial position; 2. Understand your client’s argument and commercial position; and 3. Choose the right combination of […]


Construction Claim Rejected? Step 1: Get to know your claim


Consider this scenario:

You own a construction company or are perhaps managing a large project.

As normal, you submit a monthly progress claim.

However, on this occasion, the client disagrees with the amount.

A dispute follows. The amount in dispute is significant.

What steps do you take next?


4 contract management tips to improve the profitability of your construction company


The current construction market is tough, so play the long game The current construction market is a tough one. A lot of contractors, fewer projects, tighter margins and bigger risks. It’s a recipe for disaster. So how should you respond? Should you sign harsh contracts in order to win jobs, and simply hope for the […]


Batch Mewing Lawyers was a proud sponsor of the 2016 Yalari Annual Dinner


Batch Mewing is a proud sponsor of Yalari, a not-for-profit organisation that offers quality, secondary education scholarships at leading Australian boarding schools for Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities. Like Yalari, Batch Mewing believes education is the key to a brighter future and are committed to the ongoing success of the national program […]


Remembering Legacy


Batch Mewing Lawyers was proud to be a key sponsor for Gold Coast Turf Club Race Day in memory of Captain Matthew Manning. With all proceeds going to Legacy, a charity who assist in the psychological rehabilitation and recovery of returned Australian Soldiers it was certainly going to a worthy cause.