Our team has a client-focused and value-driven approach designed to achieve our clients’ commercial objectives.
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.
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.
13 November 2019 - Knowledge
In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of NSW held that the Developer was estopped from relying on the strict interpretation of the contract due to its contract management with the result that the Builder was entitled to payment for additional works.
28 October 2019 - Knowledge
For the majority of Australian entities required to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) the time to start implementing changes in their business to comply with the requirements began earlier this year, depending on the financial year adopted by that entity. This article provides practical guidance on what changes should be made to contracts, tender documentation and policies to achieve best practice MSA compliance.
23 October 2019 - Knowledge
AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said that two years of strong advocacy by the AMA has resulted in much-needed stability and future security for the medical indemnity sector, ensuring the ability of doctors to continue to practise the art and science of medicine.
22 October 2019 - Knowledge
A party’s right to the return of its security is often prescribed by the contract. But what happens to the security if the contract is terminated or the works are taken out of the contractor’s hands prior to the works reaching completion? This article looks at the recent case of Galileo Miranda Nominee Pty Ltd v Duffy Kennedy Pty Ltd which sheds some light on this question.
15 October 2019 - Knowledge
Providing security under a construction contract is an important risk allocation mechanism that can give rise to disputes between parties. Although bank guarantees are a popular way of providing security, when misused under a contract, they can have large implications for a party’s reputation and future borrowing ability.
10 October 2019 - Knowledge
In less than two weeks important changes in the Security of Payment legislation will come into force in New South Wales. The changes introduced by the Amendment Act will significantly impact the administration of construction contracts entered into after 21 October 2019, particularly during the project delivery phase.