Construction Law

Our Services

Our construction team is consistently recognised as “First Tier” by the legal profession’s prestigious Doyle’s Guide in South Australia.

We act for clients across Australia in respect of commercial construction and major infrastructure projects.

In particular we advise on: 

  • Project life issues for major construction projects
  • Tenders and probity requirements
  • Risk management regarding project delivery models best suited to each project
  • ‘Back to back’ obligations and the stepping down of risks to a client’s subcontractors
  • Structuring and funding of major project consortiums and joint ventures
  • Preparation and management of construction contracts, consultancy agreements and specialist equipment supply contracts
  • Security of payment adjudications
  • Construction disputes, prolongation and acceleration claims and all forms of alternate dispute resolution including arbitration, mediation and expert determination

Our Experience

  • New Royal Adelaide Hospital (Public Private Partnership) - $2.1 billion
  • Acting for builders in numerous PPP projects throughout Australia including in respect of design and construction contracts and joint venture issues
  • Adelaide Airport Project - $300 million - negotiating and drafting terms of the Head Contract for the construction of the new Adelaide Airport Terminal
  • SeaGas Pipe Line Project - >$1 billion - preparation of “turnkey” contracts for the construction of a high pressure gas transmission pipeline from Victoria to Adelaide and compressor stations.
  • SA Super Schools Project (Public Private Partnership) - $350 million
  • Northern Connector - $1 billion
  • WA Super Schools Project - $300 million
  • Beerenberg Facility - $14 million
  • Virgin Australia Aerobridges Redevelopment, Brisbane Airport - $30 million
  • Drafting a design and construction contract for the first Green Star and ABGR Rated multistorey buildings in South Australia
  • Negotiating and drafting the terms of a Development Agreement for the sale of a landmark South Australian project valued at $142 million
  • Preparing an integrated fitout agreement for the fitout of a 10,000m² State Government tenancy in South Australia ’s first Green Star rated building
  • Preparing a design and construct contract for the construction of a reverse osmosis for water filtration plant in Broken Hill
  • Acting for the operator of 10 Water Treatment Plants in South Australia in connection with a Supreme Court claim about defective design and construction work
  • Acting for the owner and operator of a power station in South Australia in a Supreme Court dispute about liquidated damages and performance issues