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QLD Contractor Invoice T&C's - Protection if there's a Dispute?

Discussion in 'Commercial Law Forum' started by not-the1, 14 May 2015.

  1. not-the1

    not-the1 Active Member

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    Background
    I’m a contractor providing new sales for a trade business to the construction industry. Ie: Sales commission invoices issued on a new sale for their business.

    I am not BSA registered or any other bodies, just a Pty Ltd company providing a service to a BSA (QBCC) registered trade.

    My questions
    1. Is there any wording that should be used in the T&C’s on my invoices to help protect me should there ever be a dispute?
    2. One that would help in court or mediation and also to recover any costs?
    3. I know building trades use the term ‘This payment is made under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004‘, as a protection, can I use this or something like it that has a legal standing?
    Many thanks.
     
  2. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    Are you an employee, or a sham contractor for somebody else?
     
  3. not-the1

    not-the1 Active Member

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    Hi Tim,

    I contract my services to 2 Companies (1. is as mentioned above, and 2. is a master builder) on an ongoing basis, and also have 3. some other smaller incomes for minor works from other businesses from time to time.

    The split would be something like this
    1. 50%
    2. 40%
    3. 10%
    However I see the split moving more towards the 1. in the next FY.
     
  4. not-the1

    not-the1 Active Member

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    Hi Tim,

    Did you get my last response?
     
  5. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    For advice concerning specific language in your own business documents,
    you'll need the advice of a Queensland lawyer who is versed in the law of the building trade there.
     
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  6. DennisD

    DennisD Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Tim W's suggestion here
     

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