Falgate v Masterform [2005] NSWSC 728

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION - Whether the claim was a payment claim, whether failure to allow the time required before applying for adjudication was a substantial breach of natural justice, whether failure to serve application for adjudication was a breach of natural justice, and whether ceasing action in one jurisdiction indicates abandonment of rights at general law.

The claim set out all the requirements under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999, thus it was a payment claim. Failure to allow time required was a substantial breach of natural justice. - Held: Adjudication Determination set aside.

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