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 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.
22 September 2021 - Knowledge
The Federal Government has introduced the long-awaited Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021, which will establish a framework for the construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of offshore electricity projects.
08 September 2021 - Knowledge
The compliance provisions of the Design and Building Practitioners Act commenced on 1 July 2021. To help you understand how you are impacted, we have pieced together guides for four key participants with compliance obligations under the new regime.
01 September 2021 - Knowledge
We review the Victorian Court of Appeal's 2021 decision on the allocation of liability between the building surveyor and the fire engineering consultant in the landmark cladding litigation arising from the 2014 Lacrosse Tower fire.
24 August 2021 - Knowledge
Housing developments that provide both solid long-term returns and positive social outcomes, often through public-private partnerships, are an idea whose time has come throughout Australia.
24 August 2021 - Knowledge
Infrastructure Australia has outlined practical steps to deliver infrastructure that is more resilient to threats such as bushfires, droughts, floods, global pandemic, and cyber-attacks, in new advisory papers released.
10 August 2021 - Knowledge
The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) fell by a further 6.8 points to 48.7 in July, recording the first fall into contraction since September 2020 (readings below 50 indicate contraction in activity, with lower results indicating a stronger pace of contraction).
26 July 2021 - Knowledge
A Build to Rent project in Subiaco, Western Australia has become the first Carbon Neutral Certified apartment building in Australia under the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard for Buildings.
21 July 2021 - Knowledge
Following the NSW Government’s restrictions on construction works across the Greater Sydney Area, we look at what work can still be performed during this time and actions you should be taking according to your contract.
13 July 2021 - Knowledge
Expert determination is quickly becoming a preferred method of dispute resolution for construction claims. We provide a quick update on a critical development in the interpretation of a standard form clause following a recent NSW Supreme Court decision.