Your construction lawyer

Builders and fixers of legal matters

A solid reputation built on client successes

Our expertise in construction and disputes has built us a solid reputation. We have broad experience helping clients navigate legal matters and resolve conflict. We’ve also worked in the industry and been the client. This means we know what you want from a lawyer and ensures we deliver clear, astute advice and achieve great outcomes.

Upfront estimates | Focused solutions | Swift advice

Work we engage in

Working as your building and construction lawyers, we offer expert general construction legal advice, identify risks, draw up contracts, carry out contract reviews, provide dispute resolution in court and prevent future disputes. We also ensure compliance for all of your construction law matters.

Contract drafting & negotiation

Development | Contracts | Subcontracts | Supply | Consultancy | Project management | Early contractor involvement | Access (air and work) deeds

Dispute resolution

Defect claims | Home Building Act claims | Strata disputes | Land and environment court disputes | Adjudication applications and responses | Local Court, District Court, Supreme Court, Federal Court litigation | Expert determination and arbitration

Claims management

Extension of time claims | Variation claims | Payment disputes | Defect claims | Professional negligence claims | Entitlements under contracts

Compliance

Construction laws | Building codes | Safety regulations | Environmental requirements

Risk management

Risk identification | Liability awareness | Strategies

Procurement & tendering

Advice, selection and compliance

Insurance

Coverage and claims advice | Indemnity

Who we work with

Developers | Builders | Designers | Architects | Engineers Contractors | Business owners | Government organisations

Case study

Debt recovery for a local contractor

A local earthworks contractor engaged us to recover unpaid bills from a builder and get them out of their existing contract.

Actions taken

  • Prepared payment claim and progress claim and ensured they satisfied requirements under Security of Payment law and contract
  • Prepared section 17 (2) notice
  • Prepared notice of default under contract
  • Prepared notice of suspension under contract
  • Reviewed payment schedule
  • Prepared adjudication application
  • Prepared notice of termination under contract
  • Registered the successful determination as a judgement and enforced and recovered funds

The outcome

Full recovery of funds and contract termination.

Our construction lawyers

Specialists in construction law & dispute resolution

Lou Stojanovski, Director / Lawyer, Adjudicator WA, NSW and VIC

Lou Stojanovski

Director | Lawyer
Sydney / Newcastle

Our leader and legal authority

Bryce Richards, Executive Lawyer, Adjudicator WA and NSW

Bryce Richards

Executive Lawyer
Newcastle

Our calm, focused resolutionist

Min Hur

Managing Lawyer
Sydney CBD

Our analytical business lawyer

Morgan Quaife

Senior Associate
Newcastle

Our results-driven litigation ace

Stella Park

Senior Lawyer
Sydney CBD

Our legal matter demystifier

John Truman

Lawyer
Newcastle

Our versatile construction insider

John Speer

Lawyer
Sydney CBD

Our strategic litigation specialist

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