Building & Construction

Building and construction contracts and disputes are unique in their technical complexity and time sensitivity, particularly in the project implementation phase. Whether your interests are as developer or as construction professional, our team has the technical know-how and experience to help you identify, manage and minimise your risk through the life of the project.

To achieve that our dispute resolution team works seamlessly with our front end property team for an end-to-end service that is best positioned to help steer you through the ever-changing building and construction landscape, from project inception right through to completion.

We understand that the building and construction sector requires specific legal advice.

Sometimes things don’t go to plan. We advise our clients on appropriate, timely strategies to address and respond to tender issues, defects claims and assessment, delay and overrun claims, security of payment legislation, wrongful termination, professional negligence and building insurance claims arising from commercial, domestic and mixed-use developments.

When a dispute is unavoidable we employ the entire range of non-litigious and litigious solutions to protect your commercial interests including expert referral and determination, adjudication, conciliation, judicial review or litigation through the Court and Tribunal specialist building and lists.

We work with you to cut through the complexity of your building and construction issues.

We help the building and construction sector by offering the following industry specific services:

  • Preparation of construction contracts
  • Preparation of Project Management and Development Management Agreements
  • Tripartite agreements for financiers
  • Construction Dispute Resolution

What our building and construction clients had to say:

“Acted and conducted themselves professionally in meeting the desired outcome.”

“Clear understanding of the outcomes I wanted to achieve whilst outlining the potential risks with various clauses.”

“Took the time to understand what I was hoping to achieve and then looked at the lateral options and presented sound advice that saved me a lot of potential problems.”

“Understood the complexity of the matter and how to navigate towards a successful outcome.”

Our building and construction sector projects:

  • Multi-storey apartment towers
  • Multi-unit developments
  • Commercial and industrial construction for new and modification projects
  • Residential building contracts
  • Subcontractor and consultant agreements
  • Contractor terms and conditions
  • Civil works construction

Our Building & Construction Sector Leaders

Steven Apostolou

Partner

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Peter Lettieri

Partner

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