Construction disputes

We have a distinguished history of managing and resolving construction and engineering disputes wherever they arise, both domestically and internationally.
 
Our construction and engineering team acts for government entities, institutions, publicly listed and private companies, and businesses in the construction and engineering industries.
 
We act across all jurisdictions in Australia in all forms of formal and alternative dispute resolution.
 
In 2012, Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession recognised our expertise in construction litigation in NSW.

Alternative dispute resolution 

The depth of experience within the group allows the team to implement expedited alternative dispute resolution methods such as expert determination, early neutral evaluation, facilitated negotiation and adjudication, in order to bring about the swift, creative resolution of disputes for our clients.
 
Our dispute resolution advice is focused on the commercial imperatives of our clients. It is based on a comprehensive understanding of industry practice and procurement, as well as a detailed working knowledge of the available legislative remedies, including the security of payment legislation in the various jurisdictions around Australia.

Litigation and arbitration

We regularly manage large-scale disputes for clients through domestic and international arbitration and through the courts. We draw on our significant legal and technical expertise to ensure the skilful management of complex disputes in the mining, power, renewable energy, construction and engineering industries.

Security of payment

We are experienced in advising on all matters related to the security of payment (SOP) legislation and adjudication legislation throughout Australia. We advise on all areas of SOP, ranging from payment claims and payment schedules to adjudications and enforcement.
 
We are aware of the timeframes and urgency of SOP disputes and the consequent need for experienced and focused staff to be available to be deployed when such disputes arise. The size of our team ensures that we will always be able to allocate staff to assist you at short notice when the need arises.
 
Our legal practice has been at the forefront of litigation dealing with the ambit of the SOP legislation and in particular, avenues for review of unsatisfactory determinations.