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Lachlan Ingram

Expertise

Lachlan is a senior associate in the Construction and Infrastructure Group. An experienced commercial lawyer, Lachlan specialises in construction law with a particular focus on litigation and dispute resolution.

Lachlan acts for all categories of building professionals and contractors in disputes ranging from domestic building disputes to the arbitration of multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects. With a focus on his clients’ goals and their industry position, Lachlan’s approach to client service ensures that he can resolve their problems with consideration of all legal, commercial and strategic implications.

Experience

Lachlan’s experience includes:

  • acting in a team on behalf of an international JV head contractor in dispute with its principal, in a significant international arbitration relating to construction of an LNG plant off the coast of Western Australia
  • acting in a team in a significant domestic arbitration on behalf of the owner and operator of an electricity interconnector regarding its construction and operation
  • regularly acting for architects, draftspersons, building surveyors and engineers in building disputes in negligence, contractual and ACL claims in VCAT
  • acting for Owners Corporations in building disputes in VCAT, particularly in relation to water ingress and fire safety issues
  • regularly acting for local councils and water authorities in property damage, negligence and Water Act claims in the Supreme Court, County Court and VCAT.

Lachlan also has significant commercial litigation experience acting for parties in general contractual, property, leasing, and franchising disputes in all Victorian and key Federal jurisdictions.

Publications

23 September 2020 - Knowledge

Just give me two more years – limitation period extension proposed under the Cladding Safety Victoria Bill 2020

#Construction & Infrastructure

The Cladding Safety Victoria Bill 2020 grants owners of buildings affected by combustible cladding a two-year extension to the usual 10-year limitation period to pursue legal action against responsible builders.

05 February 2019 - Knowledge

The latest developments in combustible cladding

#Construction & Infrastructure

Melbournians awoke to another high-rise apartment fire this week, with preliminary investigations by the Melbourne Fire Brigade stating that the fire was probably caused by a cigarette left on a balcony.