Catherine Bell is a partner in the construction and engineering team. She has more than 20 years' experience in construction and infrastructure law, advising on major construction projects and acting in construction disputes.
Catherine acts for contractors principals, consultants, project managers and superintendents in a variety of projects and contentious matters. Her experience includes litigation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution, as well as advising on project delivery, contract drafting and administration, and contract risks. She also has significant experience in security of payment disputes and advising various industry participants (including insolvency practitioners) on strategic use of rights for recovering outstanding payments under construction contracts.
Catherine is admitted to the High Court and the Supreme Court of Victoria. She is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, the Building Dispute Practitioners' Society, the Society of Construction Law Australia, and the National Association of Women in Construction.
In addition to her Bachelor of Laws, Catherine holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours).
- construction and engineering
- construction disputes
- construction project procurement, risk management and contract administration
- infrastructure, major projects and PPPs
- energy and infrastructure projects