Building & Construction
The building and construction industry is complex. No matter your position in a development, our extensive experience in building and construction law will allow us to assist you from start to end.
Our experience covers a wide range of building contracts, including commercial, multi-use and residential contracts. If you are yet to enter into an agreement, we can draft your contract or advise on and negotiate terms to minimise your exposure to risk. Even if you have already signed a contract, we can bring unfavorable contract terms to your attention and implement processes to contain the impact of potential disputes.
If a dispute does arise, our experience in dispute resolution will allow us to advise you on the best path forward. From contractual breaches and disputes, delays and issuing delay notices and extension of time claims, we will work hard to find the most economical and efficient resolution, and will fight tirelessly for your interests.
Should a dispute escalate, irrespective of whether your dispute is in relation to a residential or commercial contract, our experience covers commencing or responding to conciliation claims with Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria, adjudication applications and legal proceedings within all court jurisdictions.
Our expert advice covers every aspect of development, including:
Drafting, reviewing and advising on commercial, multi-use and residential building contracts
Drafting construction contracts to procure resources and trades
Identifying potential risks and advising on risk management strategies
Providing advice on dispute resolution
How to make or respond to a progress payment claim
The validity of a claim, including whether the amount claimed is reasonable
Preparing and responding to adjudication applications