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Construction and engineering disputes require specialist knowledge and expertise. We have a dedicated team with specialised experience across a broad range of litigated and non-litigated construction matters, including:

  • professional negligence claims
  • contract works claims
  • property damage claims
  • recovery actions
  • indemnity disputes
  • contractual disputes (including under security of payments legislation)
  • contract review services.

Our construction team has strong relationships with insurers and numerous design firms and contractors. We are specialists in defending claims against the full spectrum of construction professionals including architects, engineers, building surveyors/certifiers and design & construct contractors. Our team also has a wealth of experience in contract works claims, and construction-related property damage claims and recovery actions.

As a multi-disciplinary legal practice, we have the advantage of working closely with our Property Projects & Infrastructure team to provide front-end construction advice and services.

Our team appears in all Australian jurisdictions and handles everything from the smallest dispute to high-value, multi-party litigation. We pride ourselves on thinking creatively and keeping abreast of technological advances which assist us to efficiently manage large and complex litigation in the best interests of our clients.

An important part of our role as trusted advisers is sharing our knowledge with our clients to assist them in reducing risk. We work closely with clients to develop training sessions on construction-related issues and regularly conduct or facilitate presentations to construction practitioners on a range of risk reduction and practice management topics. We also provide contract advice to construction professionals and contractors with respect to risk allocation and insurance obligations.

We like to keep closely connected with the construction industry. We are active members and play key roles in numerous industry associations, including the Building Dispute Practitioners' Society, the Society of Construction Law and the National Association of Women in Construction.

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