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.
10 August 2022 - Knowledge
The court is beginning to grapple with the Design and Building Practitioners Act and in this latest decision looks further at what is ‘substantive control’ as a trigger for owing the statutory duty of care.
08 August 2022 - Knowledge
We consider the importance of investigating defects, engaging experts early when a defect is identified, and maintaining privilege.
08 August 2022 - Knowledge
Our third article in this series focuses on who, what and how the role of superintendents is regulated under the AS4902 contract and by law.
03 August 2022 - Knowledge
We unpack the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s latest regulatory advices on managing the risks of heavy vehicle transport activities in the construction industry.
13 July 2022 - Knowledge
In a recent decision, the Appeal Panel invoked the flexibility of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s procedure to ascertain appeal grounds in the context of litigants in person.
11 July 2022 - Knowledge
Our second article in this series focuses on ‘security’ – what it does, what it means, and what happens to it.
05 July 2022 - Knowledge
A recent Court of Appeal decision has clarified the approach to determining limitation periods for building actions where multiple occupancy permits are issued.
29 June 2022 - Knowledge
Tales of low-balling advice on likely construction costs are common place. In this edition, we take a look at a decision on an extreme example where the owners overcapitalised in the context of a cost-plus contract.
15 June 2022 - Knowledge
In this edition we look at a recent decision on whether a developer owes the statutory duty of care, under the Design and Building Practitioners Act, to avoid economic loss from defects arising from construction work.
10 June 2022 - Knowledge
The AS4902 contract is one of the most popular standards used for design and construction projects. Our first article in this series focuses on the ‘contract sum’ – how it operates and what you need to consider when negotiating.