EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE
works closely with a range of construction sector participants and
professionals including: developers, builders, architects, engineers, surveyors,
project managers, subcontractors, owners and suppliers. In addition to
extensive front end and advisory work, Angela also enjoys a mixture of
defendant and plaintiff work and has assisted clients with a variety of
litigation claims in all the Victorian Courts, the Federal Court of Australia
and at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Building Appeals
Examples of Angela’s experience include:
- Assisting with a range of construction-related litigated matters, including claims concerning breach of contract, misleading and deceptive conduct and defective works in both state and federal jurisdictions.
- Drafting and reviewing building contracts, consultancy agreements, civil works contracts, supply agreements, preliminary works agreements, deeds of novation, tri-partite deeds and other comparable agreements.
- Providing advice on all aspects of construction, including assisting in the interpretation of construction related agreements. She has also provides advice in relation to extension of time claims, variation claims, latent condition claims, prolongation and liquidated damages claims.
- Providing advice, including drafting documents for both applicants and respondents, in relation to claims arising out of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic) and equivalent legislation in other Australian jurisdictions. Her work includes drafting of payment claims, payment schedules, rights of recovery against Principals and rights to progress payments. She has also successfully sought judicial review of a number of adjudication determinations. Angela has recently been involved in the successful judicial review of an adjudicator’s determination under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic) in the Supreme Court of Victoria, resulting in having the adjudicator’s determination quashed.
Angela is also familiar with and drafts special conditions for the suite of Australian Standard contracts (for example AS4300, AS4000, AS4902, AS2124, AS4904, AS4122, AS4915) and contracts produced by HIA and Master Builders’ Association of Victoria.