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Areas of Expertise

Anish is a highly regarded construction lawyer known for his ability to navigate the complexities of the construction industry and provide strategic and commercial advice that ensures successful project outcomes.

He collaborates closely with principals, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, consultants, Owners Corporations, and a diverse array of domestic and multinational businesses. His expertise spans a wide range of construction projects, including the infrastructure, education, sporting, residential, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial sectors.

Anish has developed strong expertise in providing advice on and preparing both standard and bespoke construction contracts, handling project delivery challenges and claims, managing defects issues, managing and resolving disputes (including through adjudication, arbitration and litigation), and ensuring adherence to relevant legislation.

He also regularly publishes articles and presents on amendments and advancements in construction law, including but not limited to the Master Builders Association and as a Course Instructor for the Institute of Civil Infrastructure.



  • Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws (Macquarie University)

  • Course Instructor – Institute of Civil Infrastructure

  • Member of the Law Society NSW

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and High Court of Australia

What Anish’s clients say

I had the pleasure of working with Anish on a multi-million dollar dispute regarding electrical works performed in a significant infrastructure project in Sydney.  Anish showed his experience as a litigator by understanding complex engineering concepts, and presenting and incorporating them into easy to understand statements, legal arguments and submissions.  Anish was very personable, professional and was well regarded by other members of my team and by members of his firm.
-    Matthew B - Commercial Manager

Anish’s legal work for our business has been exceptional.  He carefully reviewed our services agreement, pinpointed areas for enhancement, and ensured our complete protection.  In another instance where a client didn’t make payment, Anish offered expert guidance and managed the recovery process, resulting in a successful outcome.  His professionalism, meticulous attention to detail and continued dedication to our success makes a significant impact.
-    Andrea D – Company Director


A word from Anish

As a lawyer in a complex and dynamic industry such as construction, what truly resonates with me is connecting deeply with my clients’ goals.  I find genuine satisfaction in crafting strategic advice, negotiating effectively, and utilising alternative dispute resolution methods to achieve these objectives in a commercial and cost-effective way.   When circumstances demand, I’m ready to advocate in litigation to safeguard my clients’ interests.  The dynamic field of construction law allows me to make a real difference in some iconic projects around Australia, navigating challenges with personalised solutions that lead to successful outcomes for my clients’ businesses.


Career highlights

  • Acting for a tier one subcontractor in relation to claims totalling $65 million from a joint venture head contractor for variations, extensions of time and delay and disruption in one of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects. The matter involved various successful adjudication applications.

  • Acting for a tier one subcontractor in the successful defence of a Supreme Court challenge to an adjudication award of approximately $13 million.

  • Acting for a national head contractor regarding an adjudication for in excess of $2 million involving latent conditions, extension of time and delay costs regarding a waste management project. The dispute was negotiated to achieve a positive outcome for my client.

  • Acting for a group of related rail engineering companies in a professional indemnity claim against their former accountants and successfully negotiating a successful outcome.

  • Successfully acting for a multinational company’s director in an application to set aside a Bankruptcy Notice based on an international arbitration award for AUD $9 million. I conceived the single successful ground to set the Bankruptcy Notice aside.

Specific areas of focus

  • Preparation, negotiation and advice regarding all forms of construction industry contracts

  • Strategic advice regarding claims at the project delivery stage, including in relation to delay, disruption, prolongation, variations, latent conditions and disputes

  • Alternative dispute resolution and litigation regarding a wide array of building and construction disputes

  • Defects disputes for Owners Corporations and Construction Professionals (including contractors, subcontractors, consultants, etc)

  • Security of Payment and adjudications

  • Regulatory and legislative advice (including in relation to the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW), Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) and the Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW)).