Our team has a client-focused and value-driven approach designed to achieve our clients’ commercial objectives.
Our Construction and Infrastructure Group works closely with clients to effectively manage contractual and commercial risk and to avoid, minimise and resolve disputes. Understanding clients’ objectives within the broader commercial and political context of their operations is a priority.
We also have dedicated pages on the key areas of Procurement and Building Cladding.
Read more about our dedicated national Procurement practice group that provides services to a range of government and private sector clients here.
Building cladding issues and legislation are currently among the most important topics for the construction industry. To see what expertise we provide in this area, click here.
Advising and acting on behalf of clients in relation to construction disputes (substantive litigation in all superior courts, arbitration, expert determination and mediation) in a number of sectors including major commercial construction, civil works projects, infrastructure projects, water, energy and resources projects, PPP’s, LNG projects and mining projects.
18 January 2021 - Knowledge
In this special edition of our fortnightly publication, we look at the crisis that affected government last year and how the circumstances call for change in 2021.
15 December 2020 - Knowledge
Construction project managers beware – security of payment presents may be arriving this Christmas. We set out a checklist of what you need to do to tackle adjudication applications this year.
07 December 2020 - Knowledge
A recent NSW Court of Appeal decision confirms the 10-year long-stop limitation period applies to all claims for damages caused by defective building work, regardless of what the claimant-builder relationship is.
04 December 2020 - Knowledge
In September 2020, the NSW Government released a Practice Standard for registered certifiers to assist certifiers to achieve compliance with recent certifier legislation. We take a look at the Practice Standard and its key suggestions.
02 December 2020 - Knowledge
We look at the commonly most negotiated, most important and most disputed terms in construction contracts, as well as current trends in contract negotiation in 2020.
01 December 2020 - Knowledge
Preliminary figures released by the ABS on the value of residential construction work done showed a decline in the September 2020 quarter to its lowest level since 2014. This data precedes the positive impact of the HomeBuilder program due to the lag between purchasing a house and commencing construction.
18 November 2020 - Knowledge
A NSW Court has for the first time construed the Mining Exception in the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 in the decision of Cadia Holdings Pty Ltd v Downer EDI Mining Pty Ltd  NSWSC 1588 released on 11 November 2020.
18 November 2020 - Knowledge
Icon has claimed victory over the $42 million it has spent to date on rehousing, relocating and providing services to Opal Tower tenants after the federal court found insurers Liberty Mutual and QBE should share those costs under the builder’s third-party liability insurance policies.