Beyfield Pty Ltd v Northbuild Construction Sunshine Coast Pty Ltd [2014] QSC 12

Where a subcontractor gave a head contractor bank guarantees as security for the performance of its obligations – where the head contractor alleged certain breaches on the part of the subcontractor and sought to call on the guarantees – where the contract provided for recourse to the retention following notice being given of a liquidated or unliquidated demand – whether the provision was inconsistent with s 67E of the Queensland Building Services Act 1991 and therefore inoperative.

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