Building & Construction
We understand that the building and construction sector requires specific legal advice.
Sometimes things don’t go to plan. We advise our clients on appropriate, timely strategies to address and respond to tender issues, defects claims and assessment, delay and overrun claims, security of payment legislation, wrongful termination, professional negligence and building insurance claims arising from commercial, domestic and mixed-use developments.
When a dispute is unavoidable we employ the entire range of non-litigious and litigious solutions to protect your commercial interests including expert referral and determination, adjudication, conciliation, judicial review or litigation through the Court and Tribunal specialist building and lists.
We work with you to cut through the complexity of your building and construction issues.
We help the building and construction sector by offering the following industry specific services:
- Preparation of construction contracts
- Preparation of Project Management and Development Management Agreements
- Tripartite agreements for financiers
- Construction Dispute Resolution
What our building and construction clients had to say:
“Acted and conducted themselves professionally in meeting the desired outcome.”
“Clear understanding of the outcomes I wanted to achieve whilst outlining the potential risks with various clauses.”
“Took the time to understand what I was hoping to achieve and then looked at the lateral options and presented sound advice that saved me a lot of potential problems.”
“Understood the complexity of the matter and how to navigate towards a successful outcome.”
Our building and construction sector projects:
- Multi-storey apartment towers
- Multi-unit developments
- Commercial and industrial construction for new and modification projects
- Residential building contracts
- Subcontractor and consultant agreements
- Contractor terms and conditions
- Civil works construction
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Building & Construction Insights
Construction industry associates and unions yesterday updated their guidelines – Revision 5 of the COVID-19 Guidelines for the Building and Construction Industry Victoria – following the Chief Medical Officer’s recommendation to all adult Victorians living in areas...
As the construction industry sees out the current project cycle before a (hopefully short) hiatus, we are seeing a spike in the use of security of payment legislation to secure much needed cash flow. Adjudication of claims – which have always been performed from an...
Having acted for the builder in the case of Mann v Paterson Constructions, Jonathan Kenny and Peter Lettieri discuss the High Court of Australia judgment which has overturned 120 years of contract law and has ramifications for both builders and owners....
Media Release Leading property and commercial law advisory firm, Kalus Kenny Intelex (KKI), has provided comment around this week’s High Court judgment in Mann v. Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd. [Peter Mann & Anor v. Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd (2019) – HCA 32]...
The State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2019 accelerated through Parliament last week has caused anxiety amongst stakeholders in the Real Estate Industry. This imminent change to stamp duty law levies duty on Development (and perhaps other) Agreements between owners of...