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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 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 July 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

The ACCC will begin a safety review of products designed for infants such as bouncers, rockers and inclined sleep products

16 July 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

The Government’s reintroduction of laws to ensure that worker entitlement funds have much needed safeguards is a welcome move for the building and construction industry. The Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use Of Worker Benefits) Bill 2019 is essential to address the concerning lack of proper rules and safeguards found in previous inquiries about how redundancy and leave funds operate.

15 July 2019 - Knowledge

Public sector conflicts of interest: New ICAC guidelines released

#Government, #Procurement, #Construction & Infrastructure

The Independent Commission Against Corruption has published new guidelines called Managing Conflicts of Interest in the NSW Public Sector.

15 July 2019 - Knowledge

Have you properly identified your payment claim under the SoP Act?

#Construction & Infrastructure

The Victorian Supreme Court in John Beever (Aust) Pty Ltd v Paper Australia Pty Ltd [2019] VSC 126 provided further guidance on serving valid payment claims under the Building and Construction Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic) (SOP Act).

09 July 2019 - Knowledge

Is NEC4 the way forward for standard construction contracts in Australia?

#Construction & Infrastructure

Major project delivery around Australia has historically relied on the Australian Standard form of contracts for construction, in particular the AS4000 suite of contracts.

08 July 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Falling numbers outside the major cities ‘show that Medicare is under pressure’.

03 July 2019 - Knowledge

Certifiers and professional indemnity insurance: Tough times ahead?

#Construction & Infrastructure

Building certifiers (or surveyors) have always had a bit of a love/ hate relationship with professional indemnity insurance, but now changes in the insurance industry might force some certifiers out of business. This will have serious implications for the whole construction industry.

02 July 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

Mining giants Rio Tinto, BHP and Glencore have listed several of their tailings dams across Australia as being at "high" or "extreme" risk to public safety if they fail

01 July 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Sexual assault victims have been refused medical examinations and endured lengthy delays because of "inefficient" forensic service delivery, according to the Queensland Audit Office

26 June 2019 - Knowledge

Holding Redlich's expert guide to the new financial year

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Competition & Consumer Law, #Workplace Relations & Safety, #Procurement, #Construction & Infrastructure, #Technology, Media & Telecommunications, #Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

As the new financial year rapidly approaches, we outline the key changes that take effect from 1 July 2019 – as well as in the coming months - and discuss what you can do to best prepare for them.

25 June 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

With the formation of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Board, Victoria yesterday became the first jurisdiction in Australia to allow people in the late stages of advanced disease to take medication to induce their death at a time of their choosing, with hospital pharmacists central to the rigorous process.