Gisley Investments P/L v Williams & Anor [2010] QSC 178

Contracts – Building engineering and related contracts - Adjudication – where the first respondent sent the applicant a payment claim under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 – where the applicant sent an email in response on the same day disputing the amount claimed –whether the applicant’s email constituted a payment schedule under s 18 of the Act - Statutes – Acts of parliament – Interpretation - Permissive, Directory and Mandatory Powers – where the first respondent made an application under s 21 of the Act for an adjudication of the dispute, on the basis that no payment schedule had been provided by the applicant – where, if a valid payment schedule was provided by the applicant, the first respondent’s adjudication application was out of time – whether an application made out of time renders adjudication void - Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004, s 18(2), s 18(3), s 21(3)(c)(i) - Brodyn Pty Ltd v Davenport (2004) 61 NSWLR 421, followed - Perform (NSW) Pty Ltd v Mev-Aus Pty Ltd [2009] NSWCA 157, followed - Project Blue Sky Inc v ABC (1998) 194 CLR 355, applied - Minimax Fire Fighting Systems Pty Ltd v Bremore Engineering (WA) Pty Ltd [2007] QSC 333, followed - Simcorp Developments and Constructions Pty Ltd v Gold - Coast Titans Property Pty Ltd [2010] QSC 162, cited - Surfabear Pty Ltd v JG Drainage & Concrete Construction Pty Ltd [2009] QSC 308, cited - Tenix Alliance Pty Ltd v Magaldi Power Pty Ltd [2010] QSC 7, distinguished; - Tombleson v Dancorell Constructions Pty Ltd [2007] NSWSC 1169, cited

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