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Stephen Burton

LLB, BA (Journalism)

Partner - Brisbane

Areas of Expertise

Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

Expertise

Stephen practises in construction and infrastructure matters, specialising in construction litigation, arbitration, expert determination and BCIPA claims.

Stephen has been listed in the 2019 to 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia for Construction & Infrastructure. He is also recognised in the 2018 and 2019 Doyles Guide as a recommended lawyer in Construction & Infrastructure in Queensland. 

Experience

Stephen has significant major international and local project experience across the commercial construction, mining and road infrastructure sectors. He specialises in dispute avoidance and resolution with extensive experience in mediation, arbitration, expert determination, litigation and claims under the security for payment legislation nationally. 

Stephen has provided dispute related advice to principals (including government) and major contractors in the context of several local and international projects including:

  • Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (North Queensland)
  • Sino Iron Project (Western Australia)
  • Hay Point Coal Terminal Expansion (North Queensland)
  • Oaky Creek Coal Mine (Central Queensland)
  • 77 Level Soul Project (Gold Coast)
  • Legacy Way Tunnel (Brisbane)
  • Channel Tunnel Rail Link project encompassing the refurbishment of the iconic Kings Cross St Pancras station (United Kingdom)
  • Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone Project (Abu Dhabi)
  • Transylvania Motorway Project (Romania)
  • Doha International Airport Project (Qatar)
  • Rreshen-Kalimash Motorway Project (Albania).

Stephen provides regular in-house training for clients in relation to the management and resolution of project disputes and also conducts training on behalf of recognised industry peak bodies such as Engineers Australia and the Civil Contractors Federation. 

Publications

29 June 2021 - Knowledge

New project trust account rollout under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Government

We explore the long-awaited rollout of the Queensland Government’s project trust account framework, which is set to drastically change the way parties are paid on major construction projects in Queensland.

11 May 2021 - Knowledge

Queensland Government Bulletin

#Government, #Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

We explore the long-awaited rollout of the Queensland Government’s project trust account framework which is set to drastically change the way parties are paid on major construction projects in Queensland.

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