Prior to the High Court's recent decision in Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd  HCA 32, claims by builders and contractors on a quantum meruit basis could not exceed the agreed contractual price. That practice has now been ruled out in many cases.
This seminar will cover the background decision, precisely what was and was not decided and how the reasoning can affect both inside and outside the construction industry.
The key areas that will be reviewed include:
- the differences between divisible and entire obligations;
- understanding what the case decided;
- the three sets of differing reasoning;
- variations regulated by statute; and
- broader impact.
For more information please see this flyer.