Find Lawyers in Brisbane, Australia for Construction / Infrastructure Law
Stephen practises in construction and infrastructure matters, specialising in construction litigation, arbitration, expert determination and BCIPA claims. Stephen has significant major international and local project experience across the commercial construction, mining and road infrastructure sectors. He specialises in dispute avoidance and resolution with extensive experience in mediation, arbitration, expert determination, litigation and claims under the security for payment legislation na...
James undertakes a variety of complex corporate and commercial work in the State and Federal Courts of Australia. He acts for a broad range of domestic and international clients including ASX200-listed companies, high net-worth individuals, directors, shareholders, company liquidators, banks and government entities. James has particular experience in arbitration, contract law, construction litigation, competition and consumer law, insolvency, trusts and administrative law. Before joining Leve...
Andrew has more than 20 years' experience in the construction and engineering matters, both in Australia and in the United Kingdom, and advises principals, contractors, sub-contractors, engineers, architects and other consultants. Andrew leads a pre-eminent Construction team in Queensland consisting of 12 construction lawyers regarded as leading advisers to the industry, particularly in relation to the adjudication process under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Q...
Troy is a partner in construction litigation, specialising in arbitration, expert determination and substantive litigation of construction disputes in all states and territories of Australia. He also specialises in claims involving the Security of Payment Acts Australia wide. Troy has extensive experience advising and acting on behalf of clients in relation to construction disputes (substantive litigation in all superior courts, arbitration, expert determination and mediation) in a number of ...
Construction / Infrastructure Law Definition
Construction and Infrastructure Law in Australia is the specialist practice area servicing all aspects of the Construction industry and construction projects from inception to completion. It encapsulates all the legal issues which arise during the tender, construction, delivery, and operation and maintenance phases of construction and infrastructure projects such as:
- residential and mixed use developments;
- commercial and industrial developments;
- essential hard infrastructure assets such as transport, water and energy facilities; and
- essential soft or social infrastructure assets such as schools, hospitals etc.
Practitioners in this area assist clients at all stages of a project’s life cycle from inception through to commission, subsequent regulatory compliance, and litigation. This includes:
- advice in relation to initial concept design documentation;
- guidance in relation to construction tender documentation;
- drafting construction contracts, consultancy agreements, supply agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, and advising on same (to name but a few);
- advising in relation to Security of Payment legislation; and
- representing clients in construction disputes and litigation, whether that be court litigation, arbitration, or expert determination.
Large scale projects may require the practitioner to provide advice in relation to strategy and structuring, project management, joint ventures, land use, and local planning or zoning issues. Construction and Infrastructure practitioners frequently act for large institutional investors, individual land owners, commercial developers, building contractors, government departments, and infrastructure services entities.
As the Security of Payment framework is highly regulated in all Australian jurisdictions, Construction and Infrastructure lawyers must have a sound knowledge of the area given the particularly severe consequences for clients of non-compliance with the relevant statute. This usually entails advising clients in relation to:
- the proper form and timing for payment claims;
- responding to payment claims;
- drafting Adjudication applications and responding to such applications;
- enforcement of adjudicator’s determinations (recovering payment) and appeals from same.
In addition to their core practice areas, construction and infrastructure lawyers are also regularly called upon to advise in relation to complementary areas of practice. Given Australia’s recent period of sustained investment in residential construction, their practice often crosses into other areas such as planning and environment law, property law, and finance/foreign investment law.
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