Expertise

Our construction and engineering expertise covers each process and every part of the project timeline, from the initial tender through to completion and beyond.

What we do

Built on a foundation of expertise, collaboration and communication, we guide our clients through the complex construction and engineering legal landscape. Focussing on the details, we help identify potential risks, optimise contractual entitlements and safeguard commercial interests.

What we do

Our Experience

Our team of creative problem solvers and strategic thinkers consistently delivers innovative, cost-effective, and responsible solutions for our clients. We approach challenges with a progressive mindset and a focus on achieving the best possible outcomes across construction, engineering, and infrastructure projects.

Spanning a wide range of industries and projects, our work includes complex residential disputes, the rollout of the National Broadband Network, offshore infrastructure facilities, wastewater treatment plants, power plants, substations, resource and process facilities, mines, cogeneration plants, and tunnels.

We also have extensive experience with ports, major dredging projects, resources infrastructure, mining camps, industrial and distribution sites. Our team has worked closely with clients on shopping centre construction, major recreational facilities and sporting clubs, commercial warehouses, offices and residential tower buildings, schools, hospitals, universities, aged care facilities, and government institutions.

Pre-Contract

  • Preparing and negotiating standard form and bespoke construction and engineering contracts – both upstream and downstream.
  • Contract reviews and risk analysis, plus development of contract departures matrices
  • Advice during the tender phase and procurement.
  • Contract administration flowcharts, systems development and implementation following contract execution.

Pre-Contract

Contract Delivery

Contract Delivery

  • Contract administration advice in accordance with contractual obligations and risk profiles.
  • Preparing, responding to and issuing contractual notices and contract correspondence.
  • Preparation and defence of delay, disruption, prolongation, loss of productivity, variation, latent condition and other claims under the contract.
  • Proactive risk management tailored for individual client risk profiles and protection of contract entitlements.
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  • Ongoing education; training and upskilling contract administration and project management teams.
  • Dispute resolution including security of payment claims during, and post, contract delivery.
  • Development of strategic options to leverage optimal and commercial outcomes on contested and disputed issues and claims.
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Post-Contract

  • All forms of litigation, mediation, arbitration, reference hearings and expert determination pertaining to construction and engineering in all forums and throughout Australia.
  • Security of payment disputes throughout Australia.
  • Delay, disruption, loss of productivity and prolongation claims.
  • Costs escalation claims including latent conditions, variations, defects, liquidated damages, disruption and loss of productivity, extensions of time and prolongation costs.
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  • Breach of contract disputes.
  • Residential building disputes, including under the Home Building Act, the Design and Building Practitioners Act and the Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act.
  • Professional negligence claims.
  • WHS issues and defence of WHS prosecutions.
  • Advice on dispute avoidance.
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Post-Contract

Contractify™

Contractify™

Our Contractify™ legal support app provides principals and contractors with direct access to expert construction and engineering lawyers for contract administration and project fulfilment. The app helps our clients easily submit queries and receive fast legal support as issues arise, enabling them to protect their rights, upskill teams, understand contracts, control legal costs, and improve project delivery – all for a simple, fixed monthly fee.

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  • Protect contractual rights and entitlements.
  • Upskill contracts administration team members.
  • Understand and fulfil contracts.
  • Control ongoing legal costs.
  • Improve project delivery.
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