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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

21 May 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

The Federal Court has increased a penalty awarded against building company J Hutchinson Pty Ltd from $1,200 to $20,000. The ABCC filed an appeal from the Federal Circuit Court’s original decision on the basis the penalty was manifestly inadequate.

21 May 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

RACP spokesperson Dr Mick Creati said that while youth incarceration and its health and societal impacts were very complex issues, until the age of criminal responsibility was raised Australia would continue to see unacceptable treatment and unjust outcomes in the judicial and penal systems

13 May 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Mr Miles said “irresponsible” celebrities and uneducated people on social media posed a challenge in convincing those on the fence to get their children vaccinated against preventable disease

08 May 2019 - Knowledge

Federal election 2019: Energy and emissions policy snapshot

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Renewable Energy

Emission and renewable energy targets, as part of the broader climate change debate, are on the policy frontline of each major party at the upcoming election.

08 May 2019 - Knowledge

Construction company pleads guilty to harming Cultural Heritage

#Native Title, #Construction & Infrastructure

A recent landmark cultural heritage prosecution in Queensland provides insight into the factors relevant to deciding penalties for harm to Aboriginal cultural heritage.

07 May 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

An investigation into a private Darwin engineer that has been running since 2017 reveals that nine multi-storey residential buildings in the Top End city have a non-compliant components that can cause structural problems.

07 May 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Climate change could affect occurrences of diseases like bird-flu and Ebola, with environmental factors playing a larger role than previously understood in animal-to-human disease transfer

30 April 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

The up-scheduling of codeine to a Prescription Only Medicine (Schedule 4) in February 2018 has resulted in a significant decrease in the amount of codeine supplied to Australian patients. A TGA analysis of pharmaceutical industry sales data provided by IQVIA showed that the total number of codeine-containing products supplied in Australia during 2018 was approximately 50% lower than the average total supplied in the previous four year.

24 April 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

With the Lacrosse fire in Melbourne, the Opal Tower scenario in Sydney, along with other fires and building safety and defect issues in buildings in Australia and overseas, we are increasingly seeing that prior to the drama occurring, the problems or potential problems with the building were known.

23 April 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

The man who killed a Melbourne heart surgeon after an argument over smoking will spend at least 10 years in jail after becoming the first person sentenced under Victoria’s one-punch laws.

17 April 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

The Australian Medical Association has warned that current Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA) proposals to allow pharmacist prescribing represent a "fundamental undermining" of the national governance framework and process for non-medical health practitioners to apply to prescribe.