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Veer Build Pty Ltd v TCA Electrical and Communication Pty Ltd (NSWSC) - security of payments - payment claim valid - adjudication determination not quashed - summons dismissed
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Veer Build Pty Ltd v TCA Electrical and Communication Pty Ltd [2015] NSWSC 864
Supreme Court of New South Wales
Darke J
Security of payments - first defendant agreed to carry out construction work for plaintiff - first defendant served payment claim upon plaintiff pursuant to Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) - plaintiff sought to quash adjudication determination in first defendant’s favour - plaintiff contended payment claim made contrary to prohibition contained in s13 against serving more than one payment claim in respect of each reference date under construction contract - plaintiff also complained it was denied procedural fairness - held: challenges to validity of payment claim and process of adjudication not made out -  no basis to quash adjudication determination - summons dismissed.
from Beachy Head
By Charlotte Smith

On thy stupendous summit, rock sublime!
That o’er the channel reared, half way at sea
The mariner at early morning hails,
I would recline; while Fancy should go forth,
And represent the strange and awful hour
Of vast concussion; when the Omnipotent
Stretched forth his arm, and rent the solid hills,
Bidding the impetuous main flood rush between
The rifted shores, and from the continent
Eternally divided this green isle.
Imperial lord of the high southern coast!
From thy projecting head-land I would mark
Far in the east the shades of night disperse,
Melting and thinned, as from the dark blue wave
Emerging, brilliant rays of arrowy light
Dart from the horizon; when the glorious sun
Just lifts above it his resplendent orb.
Advances now, with feathery silver touched,
The rippling tide of flood; glisten the sands,
While, inmates of the chalky clefts that scar
Thy sides precipitous, with shrill harsh cry,
Their white wings glancing in the level beam,
The terns, and gulls, and tarrocks, seek their food,
And thy rough hollows echo to the voice
Of the gray choughs, and ever restless daws,
With clamor, not unlike the chiding hounds,
While the lone shepherd, and his baying dog,
Drive to thy turfy crest his bleating flock.

The high meridian of the day is past,
And Ocean now, reflecting the calm Heaven,
Is of cerulean hue; and murmurs low
The tide of ebb, upon the level sands.
The sloop, her angular canvas shifting still,
Catches the light and variable airs
That but a little crisp the summer sea,
Dimpling its tranquil surface.

Charlotte Smith