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Construction & Infrastructure

Our team has a client-focused and value-driven approach designed to achieve our clients’ commercial objectives.

Construction & Infrastructure

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. 

Expertise

  • we specialise in all aspects of construction and infrastructure law with particular expertise in documenting and advising on complex projects 
  • we act for principals, developers, contractors, facilities managers, consultants and other industry participants
  • our clients range from major institutions to specialist consultants and subcontractors
  • we deliver front and back end services including tenders and project documentation; claims preparation and review; security of payment advice and claims- contract administration, risk management and strategic project planning; alternative dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration; and residential building disputes (NSW).
  • we can help guide you through the new Modern Slavery laws. These new laws are significant and high-profile changes for the Australian business landscape that reflect a growing awareness for the need to address modern slavery both domestically and internationally - and all business and government executives need to ensure they are up to speed. Find out more here about the new Modern Slavery laws and what we can do to ensure your business is compliant.

We also have dedicated pages on the key areas of Procurement and Building Cladding.

Procurement

Read more about our dedicated national Procurement practice group that provides services to a range of government and private sector clients here.

Building Cladding

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.

Experience

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. 

This includes advising on some significant projects

  • Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal
  • GLNG Project
  • Abbott Point Coal Terminal
  • Riverside Walk
  • advising NSW Housing on a major social housing project in Glebe
  • advising the Northern Territory Government on the development of the Marine Industry Park (a 160 hectare development in Darwin)
  • advising a consortium on all aspects of its bid for Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Centre PPP
  • advising a consortium on its bid for the Sunshine Coast University Hospital PPP
  • advising financiers in relation to the O&M contracts for Lane Cove Tunnel project
  • advising financiers in relation to the widening and refinancing of the M5 toll road in New South Wales
  • acting in a major arbitration involving the construction of electricity and steam generation facilities at six Victorian hospitals involving companies from Australia, New Zealand, France and America (the Victorian Hospitals Cogeneration Project – VHCP)
  • advising an engineering company in relation to claims arising from the construction of an underground liquefied petroleum gas facility.


Troy Lewis

Troy Lewis

Partner

Brisbane

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Stephen Burton

Stephen Burton

Partner

Brisbane

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Stephen Natoli

Stephen Natoli

Partner

Melbourne

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Kyle Siebel

Kyle Siebel

Partner

Melbourne

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Suzy Cairney

Suzy Cairney

Partner

Brisbane

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Tony Britt

Tony Britt

Consultant

Sydney

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Recent Posts

16 September 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

A Western Australian general practitioner has been reprimanded and had his registration suspended by a tribunal after he had a sexual relationship with a female patient.

11 September 2019 - In the News

Penalties for unfair contract terms – what is the Government waiting for?

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Government, #Procurement

Despite mounting pressure following the recent investigation of UberEats by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, the Federal Government is yet to make good on its pre-election promise to strengthen the unfair contract term regime.

11 September 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

Standards for Australia’s construction industry should be free to access to help combat poor building quality, according to many people in the industry. For years, experts have said that cost and lack of access to the hundreds of standards contained in Australia’s National Construction Code has been a problem.

09 September 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

The AMA has joined other health organisations around the world – including the American Medical Association, the British Medical Association, and Doctors for the Environment Australia – in recognising climate change as a health emergency.

09 September 2019 - Knowledge

Penalties for unfair contract terms – what is the government waiting for?

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Government, #Procurement

With the Federal Government soon to commence consultation on the unfair contract term regime, we review the current system and outline key implications for businesses if changes are implemented.

03 September 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

The Australian Medical Association is convening a working group to advocate for a medication-dispensing model in which pharmacists are co-located with GPs.

28 August 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

Consult Australia, an association for consulting firms in the built environment sector, has identified ten factors for a successful business case for infrastructure projects. These have been outlined in Consult Australia’s Business Case Development in Australia report.

26 August 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

The InClinic service will be offered at various Amcal, Guardian and Discount Drug Store pharmacies around the country, and employs Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registered doctors for video consultations.

20 August 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Restricting schedule 2 and 3 medications to pharmacies is inflating prices, while restricting access, former Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Expert Committee - Quality Care Chair, Dr Evan Ackermann, claims.

12 August 2019 - Knowledge

Why wind farms are being sued over SA blackouts

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Renewable Energy

The Australian Energy Regulator has recently commenced court action against a number of wind farm operators in South Australia in relation to the 2016 SA blackout. The case is likely to be as complex as it is political.

12 August 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Australia's biggest medical appointment booking app HealthEngine is facing multi-million-dollar penalties after an ABC investigation exposed its practice of funnelling patient information to law firms.

12 August 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

Data from the RICS Construction and Infrastructure Survey indicates that construction activity was broadly driven by infrastructure workloads during Q2 of 2019. This difference appears to be particularly acute in Australasia where governments (state and federal ) have increased infrastructure outlays.