Building, Construction and Infrastructure

Building, Construction & Infrastructure

Having a sound contractual foundation can be key to a successful construction project. Our lawyers have acted for both principals and contractors in relation to large and small commercial construction projects, as well as in relation to domestic builds.

We can provide advice to you before you enter into a contract, including reviewing, preparing and negotiating construction contracts, including AS-4000, MBA and HIA contracts.

We can also provide you with strategic risk management advice and in relation to your rights and responsibilities under the security of payment legislation.

We also have specialist knowledge to deal with construction disputes, which can lead to substantial delay and cost if not resolved quickly. We know that a project timeline doesn’t stop for a dispute, and we can help you reach a resolution while not compromising your service and delivery during the tight timeframes of a construction program.

We can assist with:

  • Preparation of payment claims and schedules, and advice and representation in the adjudication and review processes under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 (SA)
  • Strategic advice regarding your rights and obligations under a contract, including variation, delay and termination provisions
  • Alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and expert determination
  • Representation in Court proceedings
  • Debt Recovery