Construction Disputes & Litigation

We advise contractors, sub-contractors and principals in large construction project disputes relating to:

  • Mining, such as contractual disputes and negligence claims regarding the construction of processing plant, works relating to pipelines, and the development of mine-site accommodation and facilities
  • General infrastructure claims relating to the construction of hospitals, road tunnels, transport terminals, and wind farms
  • Commercial and residential property development, such as advising project managers and principals in relation to claims under their management agreements, claims under the Building Services Act, disputes between neighbouring developers in relation to shared services and contribution, and claims relating to project delays and variations

We provide the full range of dispute resolution services including mediation, adjudication and arbitration, as well as proceedings in the Federal and State courts.

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Our relevant and notable experience includes:

  • Acted for a national engineering company in a Construction Contracts Act adjudication for subcontractor works at the Muja power station project in Collie
  • Advised a foreign subcontractor in a multimillion dollar contractual dispute with the head contractor about the manufacture and supply of wind turbine towers for a Western Australian wind farm
  • Acted for directors in NSW Supreme Court proceedings by an insurer relating to $7million guarantees of construction-related insurance bonds
  • Acted for the responsible entity of two residential property development managed investment schemes in the Perth outskirts, in successful defence of multiple Construction Contract Act adjudication claims by the project managers
  • Acted for responsible entity of a managed investment property development scheme in a dispute with a neighbouring landowner about contribution to public open space and the sharing of development costs
  • Advising a project manager in relation to dispute with property developer in the southern metropolitan region, in relation to payment and performance and termination of services
  • Acted for a build-to-lease tenant in a dispute concerning fitness of use of a purpose built laboratory/office/warehouse facility and rectification of construction works
  • Acted on many occasions for builders in the State Administrative Tribunal and State courts in defending claims by owners concerning the construction of residential houses and apartment complexes.
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