Recent Cases

Style Timber Floor Pty Ltd v Krivosudsky [2019] NSWCA 171 (16 July 2019) (Bell P at [1]; Leeming JA at [8]; Simpson AJA at [82])


BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION – payment claim under Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) – payment schedule – claim related to seven invoices and five sites – email in response proposed a meeting and referred to many emails, photos, back charges and complaints – email said claimant would understand why he couldn’t be paid and that the damages done were more than had been claimed – whether email in response was a payment schedule – whether email indicated reasons for withholding payment within meaning of s 14(3) – no particular site indicated – scope of dispute unable to be determined – court at first instance correct to conclude email not a payment schedule – appeal dismissed