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Julia Gitonga

MConstrLaw, PostGradDipLegalSt, BA, LLB

Senior Associate - Sydney

Areas of Expertise

Construction & Infrastructure, Local Government

Expertise

Julia has 5 years’ experience, including building and construction law. She has acted for a wide range of parties in the construction industry including Developers, Principals, Owners, Contractors and Subcontractors in relation to building and construction projects.

Experience

Julia’s experience includes:

  • drafting, amending and negotiating contracts including design and construct agreements, construct only agreements, minor works agreements, and consultants agreements
  • reviewing and advising on domestic building contracts, and amending domestic building contracts to comply with the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995
  • advising on various aspects of construction matters including dispute resolution and transactions
  • drafting advices in relation to projects and construction matters
  • advising in relation to the security of payment legislation
  • drafting advices in relation to tender documents for construction projects and complex construction matters
  • drafting amendments, reviewing and providing advice on various Australian Standards
  • drafting pleadings, witness statements, affidavits and various court documents
  • drafting payment claims, payment schedules, adjudication applications and adjudication responses.

Membership

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

Publications

10 October 2019 - Knowledge

Are you ready for the NSW Security of Payment Act changes?

#Construction & Infrastructure

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.

20 February 2019 - Knowledge

NSW Government Bulletin

#Government

In the case of Knightsbridge North Lawyers Pty Ltd v State of New South Wales, Schmidt J of the NSW Supreme Court considered, amongst other things, whether a failure to comply with a requirement in the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988 (NSW) (ICAC Act) affected the validity of a decision made under that legislation.