Nathan Abbott is a partner in the construction and engineering team. He has extensive experience in both providing advice on major construction projects and acting in construction disputes. The projects he has worked on include office buildings, sporting complexes, large residential developments, freight distribution facilities, food processing facilities, port redevelopments, the Studio Docklands development and extensions to the terminal at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport.
Nathan has acted for the Victorian state government, the federal government, property developers, contractors, major corporations and significant clubs and sporting organisations, including Carlton Football Club, Essendon Football Club, the Royal Automotive Club of Victoria and the Melbourne Cricket Club.
Nathan has extensive experience acting on security of payment claims in construction disputes. He is admitted to practice in the Federal Court, the High Court and the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Nathan is an accomplished public speaker and has presented numerous seminars and conference papers on construction contract drafting, risk allocation and other construction law topics. He has a Bachelor of Science in addition to his legal qualifications.
In 2015, 2017 and 2018, Nathan was listed by Doyle's Guide as a recommended construction lawyer in Victoria. In the 2019, 2020 and 2021 editions of The Best Lawyers in Australia, Nathan is listed as a leading Construction and Infrastructure lawyer. He is also an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation (Law Institute of Victoria).
Nathan was admitted to practice in 1991. Nathan joined the legal practice as a partner in 2013.