Our team is highly experienced in conducting complex multi-party litigation and dispute resolution relating to all aspects of construction, renewable energy and infrastructure.

We advise public and private sector clients in every State and Territory on the initiation and defence of all manner of construction-related claims (payment, variation, extension of time, delay cost and liquidated damages) and disputes (security of payment, meditation, arbitration and litigation).

We understand construction disputes can be both stressful and costly for our clients and we are skilled at resolving disputes rapidly and commercially. Our experienced construction litigation team has successfully resolved thousands of disputes in Courts, Tribunals and Adjudications throughout Australia.


Our dispute resolution team resolves issues with litigation, arbitration, mediation, expert determination and alternative dispute resolution including:

  • Assisting with the preparation of contractual claims (extension of time, delay damages, variations, defects and claims on security) and advising on claims management
  • Developing commercially focused dispute resolution strategies and providing considered and pragmatic advice on prospects
  • Briefing experts and counsel (as required) and commencing and defending proceedings, preparing evidence and running trials in all relevant jurisdictions
  • Seeking and defending urgent injunctive proceedings, and negotiating and documenting settlements
  • We have successfully defended multi-million dollar proceedings in connection with landmark projects such as the Victorian Desalination Plant and Docklands Stadium in Melbourne. 

Examples of our litigation services include matters relating to:

  • Defective building works
  • Commercial leases
  • Contaminated land
  • Hotel redevelopments
  • Road reconstruction and bridge contracts
  • Extensions of time and prolongation costs
  • Urgent injunctions
  • Variations
  • Negligence and equity (including quantum meruit claims)
  • Latent conditions including contamination, prolongation and liquidated
    damages claims
  • Copyright
  • Misleading and deceptive conduct
  • Planning disputes with municipalities
  • Dispute resolution and arbitration clauses
  • Tenders.

We have been involved recently in the resolution of disputes relating to:

  • Commercial leases
  • Contaminated land
  • Hotel redevelopments
  • Major corrections facility
  • Bridge contracts
  • Slab collapses at multimillion dollar supermarket development
  • Road reconstruction claims
  • Multimillion dollar fire litigation regarding safety engineering design and construction for a major regional hospital, residential projects and commercial projects
  • Multimillion dollar design engineering dispute involving a major and high profile Victorian infrastructure project
  • Defective onsite drainage works in residential and commercial premises
  • Salt damage to large parts of a 100 lot housing estate development. 


There are few construction legal teams who can claim to have achieved the results we achieve. Our reputation is built on extensive experience, skilful handling of disputes and a commercial approach. We work closely with clients to deliver timely and commercial results.

Are you looking for market-leading legal experience and expertise?

Email our team direct at construction@moray.com.au or click below.