Our team has a client-focused and value-driven approach designed to achieve our clients’ commercial objectives.
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.
We also have dedicated pages on the key areas of Procurement and Building Cladding.
Read more about our dedicated national Procurement practice group that provides services to a range of government and private sector clients here.
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.
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.
15 October 2019 - Knowledge
Providing security under a construction contract is an important risk allocation mechanism that can give rise to disputes between parties. Although bank guarantees are a popular way of providing security, when misused under a contract, they can have large implications for a party’s reputation and future borrowing ability.
10 October 2019 - Knowledge
In less than two weeks important changes in the Security of Payment legislation will come into force in New South Wales. The changes introduced by the Amendment Act will significantly impact the administration of construction contracts entered into after 21 October 2019, particularly during the project delivery phase.
09 October 2019 - Knowledge
Engineers Australia has and continues to support the first recommendations in both the Shergold-Weir report and the Opal Tower report that there must be compulsory registration of engineers in NSW. Engineers Australia calls on the Government to make good on its promise to introduce compulsory registration of engineers.
08 October 2019 - Knowledge
The data, collated from a recent Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, details the use of non-hospital Medicare-subsidised services, including general practice, allied health, and specialist and diagnostic imaging.
11 September 2019 - In the News
Despite mounting pressure following the recent investigation of UberEats by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, the Federal Government is yet to make good on its pre-election promise to strengthen the unfair contract term regime.
11 September 2019 - Knowledge
Standards for Australia’s construction industry should be free to access to help combat poor building quality, according to many people in the industry. For years, experts have said that cost and lack of access to the hundreds of standards contained in Australia’s National Construction Code has been a problem.