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Jacqui Doyle

LLB, BBus (PR)

Special Counsel - Brisbane

Areas of Expertise

Construction & Infrastructure

Expertise

Jacqui Doyle is a Special Counsel in the Construction and Infrastructure group and specialises in construction litigation, primarily in relation to disputes arising under commercial construction contracts.

Jacqui also has particular experience in advising on claims made under security for payment legislation (in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia) including preparing payment claims, payment schedules, adjudication applications and responses. As a result of her experience, Jacqui understands the intricacies and difficulties associated with these claims, including the tight time frames, tips, tricks and traps in relation each alternate piece of legislation.

In addition to her security for payment experience Jacqui is to able to advise you and guide you on all forms of dispute management including litigation, contractual claim management, mediation, expert determination, arbitration and contract dispute procedures.

Jacqui’s expertise has been recognised by clients and peers by being named as a Rising Star in the Australia wide 2019 Doyles Guide for Construction & Infrastructure.

Experience

Jacqui has considerable experience in these areas and spends her time focusing on:

  • claims made under Security for Payment Legislation (in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory) including preparing payment claims, payment schedules, adjudication applications and responses
  • appeals to the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in relation to adjudication decisions
  • (where appropriate) appeals to the High Court from Court of Appeal decisions
  • advising and acting on behalf of clients in relation to issues and/or disputes that commonly arise under commercial construction and infrastructure contracts
  • advising and acting on behalf of clients in relation to substantive residential construction disputes (such as the construction of mixed use residential and commercial developments), which include claims under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (Qld)
  • advising and acting on behalf of clients in relation to issues and/or disputes that commonly arise under domestic building contracts
  • general construction and infrastructure litigation.

Publications

22 October 2019 - Knowledge

When near enough just isn’t good enough – the return of security prior to completion

#Construction & Infrastructure

A party’s right to the return of its security is often prescribed by the contract. But what happens to the security if the contract is terminated or the works are taken out of the contractor’s hands prior to the works reaching completion? This article looks at the recent case of Galileo Miranda Nominee Pty Ltd v Duffy Kennedy Pty Ltd which sheds some light on this question.

17 October 2018 - Knowledge

The battle of the forms continues

#Construction & Infrastructure

The 'battle of the forms' is a tale as old as time with counterparties often exchanging contractual terms (quotes, invoices, purchase orders, contracts and the like) in an attempt to ensure that their preferred terms prevail.

28 August 2018 - Knowledge

Contractors beware – Are you licensed to do the work?

#Construction & Infrastructure

Queensland Supreme Court remains clear on operation of section 42 of the QBCC Act - ‘No licence – no pay’.