We are market leaders in providing legal advice for major projects.
Whether the project is being delivered on a PPP basis, or as a hard dollar construct only project, we have the knowledge and experience gained in acting for some of Australia and Asia’s largest projects to be able to effectively prepare clear and enforceable contracts.
Strategic contract negotiation
We can advise in relation to any type of contract negotiation, including formal government tendering processes where State and Commonwealth tendering guidelines and codes apply. We have extensive experience in government contracting and well as strategic contract negotiation in the private sector.
When issues arise during project delivery we can advise on the positions of the parties in relation to those issues, and provide strategic advice as to how best to resolve those issues. We regularly assist our clients and professional project management companies to deal with contract administration issues including:
- Correspondence and issues management
- Payment claims
- Claims and defences under Security of Payment legislation
- Claims analysis and preparation
We are Australian market leaders in the conduct of all forms of dispute resolution for construction and infrastructure projects, including mediation, arbitration, dispute resolution boards and Supreme Court litigation as well as claims under Security of Payment legislation.
Early Evaluation Services
No longer interested in lengthy and costly traditional methods of resolving disputes such as litigation and arbitration, our Early Evaluation Service provides an early quick evaluation of the prospects of success of a dispute, for a fixed fee. Faster and better decision making surrounding when a dispute is worth pursuing is a key factor in allowing managers to get back to doing what they do best – running their business. We have a leading construction industry disputes team who have many years’ experience in the conduct and resolution of claims and disputes for major projects and know how to quickly assess the merits of any claim.
We can design and provide bespoke training seminars to you on topics relevant
to your projects including:
- Construction Contract Administration
- Understanding Delay and Disruption Claims
- Administering Variation Claims
- Payment Claims under the Security of Payment Legislation
- Good Faith in Construction Contracts
- Insolvency issues in the Construction Industry
- Security for payment and bank guarantees
- The Independent Certifier Role