Security of Payment in the Construction Industry: Does International Experience Provide a Crystal Ball for North America?
Matthew Bell, Christopher Ennis, Anand Juddoo, Sundra Rajoo, Bruce Reynolds, Sharon Vogel
Construction Law Journal | Sweet and Maxwell | Published : 2018
Over the past two decades, more than a dozen jurisdictions around the world have enacted legislative reform programs to promote ‘security of payment’ within their construction industries. This article examines the reform processes currently underway in North America, focusing on those recently implemented in Ontario, Canada. It then draws on the experience in several other jurisdictions which have had security of payment legislation in place for some time (the UK, Ireland, the Australian states and territories, New Zealand, Malaysia), along with proposed legislation in Mauritius, in order to distil lessons which can be applied for the benefit of the reform programs in North America.