Kirsty Smith has been a key member of the firm’s Building and Construction practice for 10 years, and is an experienced construction dispute lawyer and front-end lawyer.
Kirsty’s experience includes advising on risk and drafting agreements for developers and contractors, and advising, negotiating, and acting in court proceedings, adjudications and alternative dispute resolution proceedings on construction disputes involving multi-national companies, mining companies, engineers, property developers and contractors.
Kirsty works as part of a focussed team to successfully achieve objectives set by clients, including coordinating high pressure adjudication proceedings and instructing junior and senior counsel in both the State and Federal System. Her understanding and interest in our client’s business and projects helps her to achieve the best result possible for our clients.
Kirsty’s contribution to the successful outcomes obtained by our clients in major construction and infrastructure disputes is founded on her dedication to our clients as well as her pragmatic approach to advising on strategies to overcome obstacles.
Examples of Kirsty’s construction dispute experience include the following:
15 October 2019 - Knowledge
#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects
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.
16 Feb 21 to 07 Dec 21
Holding Redlich is pleased to invite you to our webinar series designed for port and terminal owners and operators. These webinars will provide insights on the current trends and issues that matter to you. Now more than ever ports are vital nodes in an increasingly complex web of trade routes that span the globe. COVID 19 is forcing most of us to reconsider how we do things, and ports are no exceptions. This series will look at how Australian ports might navigate the challenges and opportunities posed by 2020, and how 2021 might be their most interesting year ever.
20 Apr 21 to 23 Nov 21
Holding Redlich is pleased to invite you to our 2021 Queensland Government webinar series which we have tailored specifically for lawyers working within Queensland Government departments, statutory bodies and authorities and government-owned corporations in Queensland. These monthly seminars will offer you insights, updates and practical tips from our experts on topics which we consider to be particularly relevant for lawyers acting in the Queensland public sector this year.
18 May 21 to 15 Jul 21
In this seminar series, we look at the different funding models and project structures involved in social housing and build to rent projects, as well as integrated transport and precinct development hubs.This seminar series is being offered in our Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney offices. Registration for this seminar series is complimentary and now open.