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Dan Barrow

Special Counsel


+61 2 4911 5423 +61 466 358 264

Dan is both a qualified and experienced lawyer and civil engineer, with almost 25 years’ practical experience in construction and law. He brings this unique understanding of the construction and infrastructure industry to help his clients achieve their goals.


Dan advises contractors, suppliers, consultants, developers and owners on complex and major civil, building, engineering, infrastructure and mining projects.

His civil engineering background and hands-on experience means he has a deep understanding of the industry and can quickly familiarise himself with complicated construction matters.

Dan is also a registered adjudicator under Security of Payment legislation in both NSW and Queensland: Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) and Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld), where he regularly assists claimants and respondents to bring and defend claims under this legislation.

Dan advises on all aspects of construction law including contract review and preparation, claims advice and all forms of dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration, expert determination and mediation.

Admitted to practise in NSW, Dan became an integral member of our fast-growing Construction & Projects team in 2013.

Dan's particular focus is on providing practical advice and identifying solutions that are in the best interests of both his client and the project.


Awards / Accolades

The 2020 edition of renowned legal directory The Legal 500 notes our Construction team as “Responsive, pragmatic, commercial, and true expertise” and offering “Technical expertise balanced with pragmatic commercial drafting and solutions”.



  • Master of Laws, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering), University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma of Law, College of Law

Specialist Accreditations

Registered adjudicator, Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW)
Registered adjudicator, Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld)


  • Business Hunter
  • Law Society of New South Wales