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Is Service by USB Acceptable Service?

The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (‘the Act’) prescribes strict provisions relating to the service of documents. While there may be more convenient ways of serving documents than through hard copies, Parkview Constructions Pty Ltd v Total Lifestyle Windows Pty Ltd t/as Total Concept Group [2017] NSWSC 194 reminds us of the necessity of strict compliance with the Act.

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Is a hyperlink acceptable for service under the Security of Payment Legislation?

Many contractors are increasingly use information exchange systems, such as Dropbox, Apple's iDrive or Sugarsync to send large documents to principals and other project consultants.  Information exchange systems allow users to share a large file through a URL link unlike email servers whether there is usually a file size restriction.

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