Lawrence v Ciantar [2020] NSWCA 89 (12 May 2020) (Bathurst CJ at [1]; Meagher JA at [142]; Gleeson JA at [143])


Catchwords:


CONTRACTS – Construction – Interpretation – Principles of construction of commercial contracts.

CONTRACTS – Breach of contract – Consequences of breach – Right to termination – No specific performance.

STATUTORY INTERPRETATION – Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) – Definition of “residential building work” – Preliminary works.