Disputes over property contracts can arise despite the best planning and management. Our team of experienced lawyers take a strategic and commercial approach to resolve disputes.
Through our analysis and negotiation strategies, we guide clients through the dispute process and advise on the steps to take for the best possible outcomes. We advise on the full range of issues that arise from building and construction disputes, including claims for delay, security payments, variations, extensions of time and defects.
Our expertise spans:
- advising on contract structuring and risk allocation;
- negotiating contracts;
- facilitating expert appraisals/determinations;
- representing builders in licensing proceedings;
- advising on prospects and procedural options;
- representing clients in trade practices disputes regarding building or construction contracts; and
- representing clients in litigation, arbitration and mediation proceedings.
Acting for a national developer of residential communities and commercial developments in relation to a number of disputes associated with a new residential estate in Victoria.
Advising an operator of water infrastructure in relation to a multi-million dollar dispute with a structural engineering consultancy arising from defects in the design of water infrastructure.
Acting for a statutory corporation in relation to a disputed claim in the Supreme Court of Victoria for $25 million in financial loss compensation for alleged loss on sale, under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic).
Advising an Australian energy company in relation to a dispute on the connection of a power site to the electricity transmission network.
Acting for an Australian investment company in relation to numerous disputes arising out of a multi-million dollar commercial development including a breach of contract dispute with the builder and disputes arising out of agreements to lease and other arrangements.
Acting for all lot owners in relation to proceedings against a builder for the installation of potentially hazardous flammable cladding on a 36 storey skyscraper.
Property & Projects| 19 Oct 2021
The NSW Government has announced $183 million in new funding for social housing. The funding aims to fast-track much needed new social housing properties across NSW and support post-COVID economic recovery.
Property & Projects| 14 Oct 2021
The hot button issues in the Victorian property industry right now are the Victorian Government’s latest Build-to Rent announcements and the controversial Windfall Gains Tax. With the draft legislation now released, the wait is finally over.
Property & Projects| 25 Aug 2021
The NSW Government is seeking to consolidate five existing housing-related state environmental planning policies through the introduction of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing) 2021 (NSW).
Property & Projects| 30 Jul 2021
Victoria's small and medium-sized businesses will again have the benefit of commercial rent waivers and deferrals. The announcement follows the recent re-introduction of temporary relief to tenants impacted by the current lockdown in NSW.