Construction and engineering

We're a national team of construction lawyers with more than 50 years of experience in commercial, residential, engineering and infrastructure projects. Our lawyers are approachable, collaborative and adaptable problem solvers who focus on mitigating risk.

We provide whole-of-life project advice, grounded in considerable front and back-end knowledge, and extensive experience dealing with all aspects of insurance. We understand that getting the best outcome for our clients requires boldness, inventiveness, sound strategy, and a focus on dispute avoidance.

Our lawyers are fully immersed in the building and construction industry and many of us occupy leadership positions in peak bodies. We work with industry stakeholders to promote meaningful reform – from the 'gender on the tender' initiative, through to family friendly working hours and improved site safety.

Lander & Rogers advises and represents all participants in construction and engineering, including:

  • consultants (e.g. engineers, architects and building surveyors)
  • large contractors
  • commercial and residential builders
  • owners and developers
  • project managers
  • subcontractors of every tier

Construction contracts and project support

We provide advice and support that focuses on risk mitigation to achieve cost-effective project delivery. Our team's knowledge is constantly sharpened through ongoing work on significant construction projects. The Australian construction industry is innovative and so are we, harnessing technology to provide an efficient service.

Our expertise includes:

  • document preparation and review
  • contract negotiation
  • ongoing project administration and regulatory advice
  • risk mitigation advice and assistance

Insurance and risk mitigation

Decades of experience provides us with a deep understanding of how to mitigate risk and deescalate disputes. Insurance has an important role to play in early dispute management, but it's also an essential part of getting a construction project off the ground. We represent and advise insurers and their insureds across the full spectrum of construction insurance.

Our expertise includes:

  • professional indemnity
  • contract works
  • property
  • business interruption
  • delay in start-up
  • public liability claims
  • professional liability claims

Construction disputes

Our expertise and experience equips us with a thorough understanding of each party's settlement drivers. This allows us to provide early strategic advice that positions our clients to avoid litigation and reach the best possible outcome in the circumstances.

We treat litigation as a last resort, but we're fully prepared if it does eventuate. Our team has the expertise to litigate even the largest and most complex construction disputes, however we always scale our services to match the scope and intensity of the matter.

We assist our clients with:

  • contractual disputes
  • Security of Payment claims
  • defect disputes
  • contract works and DSU claims
  • multidisciplinary disputes

Selected experience

Bunnings (Wesfarmers)

Preparation of contracts and documentation for the design and construction of new warehouses, upgrades of existing warehouses, and nationwide solar-upgrade program.

Energy Australia

Assisted with negotiations and contract preparation for the Hallett power station engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) in Canowie, South Australia.

North West Rail Link

Acting for the design joint venture defending a $AU300M damages claim by Metro West contractors in the Supreme Court.

Westconnex M4

Representing the electrical, mechanical and services engineer in a claim for delay and other damages exceeding $AU280M.

Tullamarine Freeway widening project

Representing the design joint venture for alleged deficiencies in the design of the gantries and overhead signage.

Combustible cladding claims

We act for various building professionals, building owners and contractors in disputes arising from the selection and installation of flammable cladding products.