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Thomas Ambrose

LLB (Hons), BEnvSc

Senior Associate - Brisbane

Areas of Expertise

Construction, Infrastructure & Projects


Thomas is a senior associate in the Construction and Infrastructure group. Thomas specialises in construction litigation, arbitration, expert determination and BCIPA claims.


Thomas’s experience includes:

Queensland Supreme Court – Trial Division and Court of Appeal

  • defending international developer against claim for damages from malicious prosecution
  • acting for administrators and liquidators of Soul Project developer against head contractor in proceedings involving claim for $10,000,000 and counterclaim for approximately $40,000,000
  • separate question proceedings in relation to whether liquidated damages regime is a penalty
  • acting for lessor in proceedings involving construction of transitional provisions in Land Tax Act 2010 (Qld)
  • various injunction proceedings
  • various adjudication review proceedings.

Queensland Land Court

  • acting for gold mining company in appeal against decision by Department of Environment and Heritage Protection about amount of financial assurance required as security for compliance with environmental authority
  • acting for intensive accommodation developer against decision by local government about applicable different general rates.


  • Legacy Way Tunnel Project (respondent)
  • Northern Territory Secure Facility Project (claimant)
  • the Wiggins Island Coal Export Project (claimant)
  • Gladstone LNG Project (claimant)
  • Grosvenor Project Construction Area Coal Mine Project (claimant)
  • Amrun Arraw Dam and Infrastructure Corridor Project (respondent)
  • INK Apartments Project (respondent)
  • Emerald Apartments Project (claimant)
  • New Farm Riverwalk Replacement Project (claimant)
  • QUT – Creative Industries Precinct Stage 2 Project (respondent).

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