Our team has a client-focused and value-driven approach designed to achieve our clients’ commercial objectives.
Our Construction, Infrastructure & Projects 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 have dedicated pages on the following key areas:
Read more about how our arbitration group provides clients with strategic and pragmatic advice on all aspects of arbitration, from drafting effective arbitration rules and agreements to representing clients in domestic and complex cross-border arbitrations and enforcing successful arbitral awards 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.
Read more about our dedicated national Procurement practice group that provides services to a range of government and private sector clients here.
Information on our dedicated Renewable Energy team can be found 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.
13 February 2024 - Knowledge
The Supreme Court of Victoria has held that contractors can claim retention moneys as part of a ‘payment claim’ under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic).
29 January 2024 - Knowledge
From 1 February 2024, any building bond given on or after this date will be 3 per cent of the contract price for the building work. We look at the change and alternatives for developers.
17 January 2024 - Knowledge
A recent decision in the Supreme Court of NSW highlights the difference in how courts treat retention moneys and security bonds/bank guarantees under security of payment legislation.
14 January 2024 - Knowledge
Following the outcome of a recent disciplinary proceeding against an engineer in Queensland, we discuss the types of conduct that could lead to an investigation and potential disciplinary proceedings.
05 December 2023 - Knowledge
Following the Victorian Government’s recent inquiry into employers and contractors refusing to pay their subcontractors for completed works, 28 recommendations have been made to amend the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002.
28 November 2023 - Knowledge
Arbitration is an increasingly common form of dispute resolution in the Australian construction industry. In this article, we consider who is bound to arbitrate, as it is not always limited only to the parties to the contract
15 November 2023 - Knowledge
Amendments introduced to address legal and procedural issues in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) will provide greater certainty, efficiency and cost savings for litigants, particularly in domestic building disputes.
08 November 2023 - Knowledge
We consider the challenges associated with recovering performance security under construction contracts, and how Western Australia has legislated to overcome these challenges.
03 November 2023 - Knowledge
The NSW Supreme Court decision of Turnkey v Witron has raised concerns on the validity of payment schedules where only part of the payment claim is addressed.
31 October 2023 - Knowledge
The Victorian County Court has found a construction company liable for installing combustible cladding materials and under new powers available to the state, ordered the company’s director to pay the $1.1 million damages award.
24 October 2023 - Knowledge
We explore the Victorian Government’s Cladding Remediation Partnership Program which aims to reduce owners’ costs in mitigating cladding risk and provide greater clarity on what owners need to do.
24 August 2023 - Knowledge
As the purchaser of goods and services under innumerable contracts, government has a lot at stake if a contract is not implemented in accordance with its terms, whether that be for the smallest supply of goods or a major infrastructure project.