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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.


Tony Britt

Tony Britt

Consultant

Sydney

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Stephen Burton

Stephen Burton

Partner

Brisbane

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Suzy Cairney

Suzy Cairney

Partner

Brisbane

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Troy Lewis

Troy Lewis

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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Recent Posts

03 April 2020 - Knowledge

Weekend work authorised by COVID-19 Planning Response Order: What the change means for existing construction contracts

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Property & Real Estate, #COVID-19

In order to give project participants the ability to mitigate the delays inherent in enforcing social distancing on construction sites, the NSW government has removed any constraint on working days in existing and future consents. We look at what the new order may mean for existing construction contracts.

31 March 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

A leading healthcare operator has warned dozens of private hospitals across the country will be forced to close, standing down thousands of health workers, unless governments help replace the revenue lost when elective surgery was banned.

30 March 2020 - Knowledge

ABCC audit campaign: Mandatory reporting obligations

#Construction & Infrastructure

At the end of 2019, the ABCC announced it would be conducting an audit campaign of code covered entities that have failed to report disputed or delayed payments to the ABCC. What does this mean and how does this affect you?

24 March 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

The federal government has announced $15 billion in lending for small businesses as part of its $100 billion “bridge” to support the Australian economy through the spread of coronavirus.

24 March 2020 - Knowledge

Prudent planning when considering response to a show cause notice

#Construction & Infrastructure

Reasonable planning by the principal about how to perform the works when considering a response to a show cause notice is not evidence of failure to exercise the obligation of good faith.

24 March 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

All non-essential activities are now subject to a restriction of one person per four sqm, while further travel restrictions have been flagged.

18 March 2020 - Knowledge

Force majeure and COVID-19 – what you need to know now

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Procurement, #COVID-19

COVID-19 has already had an unprecedented impact upon business and the economy. Supply chains have been disrupted, business arrangements have been altered and there is a real uncertainty in the community about how to respond to the event. So what do you need to know and what do you need to do immediately to manage this issue?

18 March 2020 - Knowledge

COVID-19 quarantine? 10 things you might finally get done

#Construction & Infrastructure, #COVID-19

As responses to COVID-19 continue to develop, many construction and infrastructure businesses might have at least part of their workforce working from home or otherwise remotely. We outline 10 key things businesses can now do to get in front of the game once the world returns to normal.

18 March 2020 - Knowledge

Are your contracts crisis ready?

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Procurement, #COVID-19

From global supply chains to small town purchase orders- a huge number of contractual arrangements are being disrupted by recent natural events.

17 March 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

World leaders have been told to take "urgent and aggressive action" to stop the COVID-19 pandemic in its tracks, with Coronavirus officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.

11 March 2020 - Knowledge

New legislation overhauling the building certification industry – changes you need to be aware of

#Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Construction & Infrastructure

We look at the new Building and Development Certifiers Act and Part 6 of the EP&A Act which are set to give principal certifiers new powers, responsibilities and liabilities.

10 March 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

Australian Construction Industry Forum says efforts are needed to ensure that the threat to building projects is mitigated to the greatest possible extent