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What is the difference between an invoice and a payment claim in Queensland? 

So, there are payment claims, invoices and progress claims? Have you ever wondered what the difference is between them, whether an invoice can be a progress claim, or whether a payment claim can be an invoice?

Well we've wondered, and we’ve sought out some answers from real construction lawyers.

Thankfully, Aitchison Reid was able to share with us with an article on this very topic.

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This article was written by Fionna C A Reid, director of law practice Aitchison Reid Building and Construction Lawyers (Aitchison Reid) for TradeBox Australia (TradeBox), so that TradeBox can share the article as guidance with tradies and subbies. Use of this article is also subject to TradeBox’s terms and conditions of use.

Aitchison Reid, like TradeBox, is based in Queensland. This article has been drafted in reference to building and construction trade businesses in Queensland only.


TradeBox is not a law practice. This article is not legal advice and is for guidance purposes only. Seek advice on matters of interest arising from the commentary, information and guidance in this article.


Aitchison Reid’s content for this article was released to TradeBox for republishing in November 2022. Individual liability limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation.

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