Implications of recent High Court decision on Security of Payment Acts
31 May 2017
Southern Han Breakfast Point Pty Ltd v Lewence Construction Pty Ltd  HCA 52
Wednesday 31 May, Melbourne
In November 2016 Michael Heaton QC discussed the differences in adjudication along the Eastern seaboard, a part of which was a discussion on the case that was then before the High Court, Southern Han Breakfast Point Pty Ltd v Lewence Construction Pty Ltd.
The High Court decision was handed down in December 2016 and will have far reaching consequences for the building and construction industry, as it clarifies the confusion regarding whether a payment claim will be automatically invalid if it is not made in relation to a valid reference date.
The seminar will address specific implications for Victoria and two recent appellate decisions on whether certiorari lies for non-jurisdictional error on the face of the record.
About Michael Heaton QC
Michael Heaton LLM (Uni Melb), LLB, BJuris (Monash) practises as a barrister, arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator. He is a Resolution Institute member, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a fellow of ACICA. Michael is a Grade 1 arbitrator, an adjudicator in Victoria and Western Australia, and a member of DRBF Region 3. He is a nationally accredited mediator and a Victorian Bar accredited advanced mediator. He is on the NBN Panel of Arbitrators and the New South Wales Mining Petroleum Panel of Arbitrators.