Our Construction & Projects team is results driven for our clients throughout Australia and internationally. Advising on all aspects of construction and infrastructure law, we provide expert advice on all stages in the construction cycle. By drawing on our wealth of experience, we understand the unique objectives of the diverse participants in the industry. Our highly skilled lawyers appreciate the commercial imperatives and finer technical issues necessary to contribute to successful construction and infrastructure projects. When matters are in dispute, we have one of Australia's largest disputes and litigation team that has the experience to achieve the optimum outcomes for our clients.
With a team of lawyers that includes qualified and industry-experienced civil engineers, a registered architect and a number of registered and accredited adjudicators, we regularly act for principals, contractors, sub-contractors, developers, insurers, municipalities, government and building and construction professionals across all sectors of the construction, infrastructure and mining industries.
We are recognised as a leading Australian legal team for domestic and commercial construction advice and disputes.
Our front-end advisory services focus on working with clients to manage legal and commercial risks across a broad range of projects. These span large broadacre residential developments, landmark commercial buildings, renewable energy, utilities, education projects, residential towers, hotels and leisure developments, mining infrastructure, sports stadiums and government assets. With infrastructure projects we advise on all aspects of civil works, roads implementation and utility services.
Our back-end dispute resolution team’s services are engaged by some of Australia’s leading construction industry participants including Municipalities, Statutory Authorities, and Federal and State Governments. We’ve successfully resolved thousands of disputes from routine matters to some of the most complex, high profile multi-million dollar disputes.
We are also renowned as leaders in the highly specialised field of security of payments, having conducted hundreds of matters for principals and contractors, including landmark proceedings in the High Court of Australia. Members of our team are registered senior adjudicators in seven of Australia’s eight States and Territories.
The team also acts for most of the largest financial and insurance intermediaries in construction and construction project risk. We have advised the majority of insurers in the Australian market together with various major underwriters’ brokers and government insurers in the operation of liability, builders warranty, contractors all risk and professional indemnity policies.
Our team has documented some of Australia’s largest development and infrastructure projects including:
- The construction of some of Australia's largest hotel projects (valued in excess of $1b) in both Perth and Melbourne including the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Melbourne (85 storeys)
- One of Victoria's largest commercial mixed-use developments Collins Square (value exceeds $2.5b) involving 5 towers
- Advising Australia’s largest renewable energy contractor, negotiating all agreements in this field nationwide (approximately $700m)
- Numerous residential tower developments across Australia including the FEC West Side Project which incorporates 6 towers ($1.7b).
Our clients are quoted in legal directory Legal 500 2023 (Infrastructure Projects and Construction) saying 'Engagement and availability of all staff has been exceptional' and 'I’m always impressed with depth of this team, particularly its partners. Their technical skills and those of the senior lawyers are exceptional. Their advice and communications are client-orientated as well as being commercial.’