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Construction & Infrastructure

Our team has a client-focused and value-driven approach designed to achieve our clients’ commercial objectives.

Construction & Infrastructure

Our Construction and Infrastructure Group works closely with clients to effectively manage contractual and commercial risk and to avoid, minimise and resolve disputes. Understanding clients’ objectives within the broader commercial and political context of their operations is a priority. 

Expertise

  • we specialise in all aspects of construction and infrastructure law with particular expertise in documenting and advising on complex projects 
  • we act for principals, developers, contractors, facilities managers, consultants and other industry participants
  • our clients range from major institutions to specialist consultants and subcontractors
  • we deliver front and back end services including tenders and project documentation; claims preparation and review; security of payment advice and claims- contract administration, risk management and strategic project planning; alternative dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration; and residential building disputes (NSW).

We also have dedicated pages on the key areas of Procurement and Building Cladding.

Procurement

Read more about our dedicated national Procurement practice group that provides services to a range of government and private sector clients here.

Building Cladding

Building cladding issues and legislation are currently among the most important topics for the construction industry. To see what expertise we provide in this area, click here.

Experience

Advising and acting on behalf of clients in relation to construction disputes (substantive litigation in all superior courts, arbitration, expert determination and mediation) in a number of sectors including major commercial construction, civil works projects, infrastructure projects, water, energy and resources projects, PPP’s, LNG projects and mining projects. 

This includes advising on some significant projects

  • Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal
  • GLNG Project
  • Abbott Point Coal Terminal
  • Riverside Walk
  • advising NSW Housing on a major social housing project in Glebe
  • advising the Northern Territory Government on the development of the Marine Industry Park (a 160 hectare development in Darwin)
  • advising a consortium on all aspects of its bid for Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Centre PPP
  • advising a consortium on its bid for the Sunshine Coast University Hospital PPP
  • advising financiers in relation to the O&M contracts for Lane Cove Tunnel project
  • advising financiers in relation to the widening and refinancing of the M5 toll road in New South Wales
  • acting in a major arbitration involving the construction of electricity and steam generation facilities at six Victorian hospitals involving companies from Australia, New Zealand, France and America (the Victorian Hospitals Cogeneration Project – VHCP)
  • advising an engineering company in relation to claims arising from the construction of an underground liquefied petroleum gas facility.


Troy Lewis

Troy Lewis

Partner

Brisbane

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Stephen Burton

Stephen Burton

Partner

Brisbane

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Stephen Natoli

Stephen Natoli

Partner

Melbourne

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Kyle Siebel

Kyle Siebel

Partner

Melbourne

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Suzy Cairney

Suzy Cairney

Partner

Brisbane

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Tony Britt

Tony Britt

Consultant

Sydney

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Recent Posts

17 April 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

The Australian Medical Association has warned that current Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA) proposals to allow pharmacist prescribing represent a "fundamental undermining" of the national governance framework and process for non-medical health practitioners to apply to prescribe.

08 April 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

Conditions across Australia’s construction sector remain weak, but they’re not quite as severe as they were earlier in the year. Activity levels for residential and commercial construction are going backwards but are stable for engineering firms

08 April 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

While health and medical research is fortunate to have strong bipartisan support, if the Government changes at the next election so could some spending priorities.

02 April 2019 - Knowledge

Finally released: Draft Guidance on the Modern Slavery Act (2018)

#Procurement, #Construction & Infrastructure

For any large company doing business in Australia now is the time to get up to speed with the new anti-modern slavery regime, including the Draft Guidance that has just been released by the Federal Government.

02 April 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Australian GPs have called for Australian politicians to recognise the growing demand and need for patients to spend more time with their GP and increase the patient Medicare rebate for consultations longer than 20 minutes. GPs who do offer longer consultations need to increase their fees to ensure that they can cover the costs of providing care where Medicare falls short.

01 April 2019 - Knowledge

Breaking news: Draft Guidance on the Modern Slavery Act (2018) released

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Procurement

The Guidance that large companies (and others) doing business in Australia have been waiting for, and need, was released late last week.

27 March 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thrown federal support behind two major fast rail proposals, committing $40 million in funding for five new business cases as part of its wider plan to connect Australia’s capitals to regional centres.

26 March 2019 - Knowledge

Combustible cladding checklist: Final reminder

#Construction & Infrastructure

Relevant building owners have three days remaining to complete the first stage of the mandatory Safer Buildings ‘combustible cladding checklist’ to assess their building’s safety.

25 March 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Pharmacist-issued absence from work certificates are continuing to raise the ire of medical practitioners, with the Australian Medical Association (AMA) again criticising their use.

19 March 2019 - Knowledge

SEQ City Deal: Unlocking south east Queensland's local connections and global future

#Construction & Infrastructure

Last week saw an exciting step for the South East Queensland (SEQ) City Deal, with a landmark Statement of Intent signed and announced by all three levels of government on 15 March 2019 in Brisbane.

18 March 2019 - Knowledge

Wind turbine manufacturing resumes in Australia

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Renewable Energy

Wind turbine manufacturing on historic Ford motor plant