Building & construction

Probably no industry is subject to more laws and regulation than building and construction. There are the general laws such as contract law, workplace health and safety, planning and environmental law and employment law. And, on top of these, there is the multitude of Acts and regulations dealing specifically with building and construction that are constantly being developed and revised by local, state and federal government.

Given the time and cost pressures involved in construction, the last thing you need is for the law to slow you down, cost you excessive money or to compound any problems on the building site. And we think the best way to avoid that is to use lawyers who understand the day-to-day commercial realities of the construction industry, as well as the law.

That’s why our lawyers always look for the most workable commercial solution, as well as the best legal one. We’ll help you master the rules that frame the building and construction industry so that you can get on with doing business.

We’re experts in:

  • Helping you draft tender documents and other project procurement documents that are easy to understand, protect your interests and achieve your aims.

  • Advising you on making a claim against a contractor, developer, sub-contractor, joint venturer or other business.

  • Helping you resolve construction disputes through negotiation and alternative dispute resolution so that you minimise time and cost and can get on with business.

  • Representing you in NCAT and other courts and tribunals so that you have the best chance of success.

  • Drafting and negotiating construction contracts that protect your interests and help you avoid disputes.

  • Advising you on security of payment laws so that you reduce risk.

  • Helping you enforce or defend security of payment claims.

  • Showing you how to administer contracts in a way that reduces risk and avoids disputes.