Our experienced building and construction team provides plain language and practical advice on all issues within the construction industry. We have close ties with industry groups and trade associations and provide advice that is affordable, practical and focuses on outcomes. Our strong relationships with important stakeholders in the construction industry, such as the QBCC and Master Builders, means you don’t just get our expert building and construction lawyers working for you, but you also get access to their connections within the industry.

Our constructions law services include:

  • Building Contracts - reviews of contracts, drafting and negotiation of contracts, advice and representation in contractual disputes
  • Advice on statutory rights, obligations and remedies relevant to the construction industry
  • Asset protection - protecting your assets to ensure you won't lose everything you own if things go wrong
  • QBCC licencing and infringement issues
  • Project Bank Account requirements
  • Queensland Building and Construction Commission (“QBCC”) home warranty claims – for defective and/or incomplete building works
  • Payment Claims and Adjudication process under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (“BIF Act”) which replaced the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (“BCIPA”)
  • Advice and legal representation in regards to payment disputes
  • Advice and legal representation in QCAT (Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal) building disputes
  • Subcontractors’ charges to secure payment
  • Workplace health and safety issues relevant to the construction industry

Expertise

  • Advice and representation in construction contract negotiations, including in the preparation of tender documents.
  • Drafting of special conditions
  • Advice and assistance in making or defending complaints to the QBCC in respect of defects, incomplete works and Queensland Home Warranty Insurance
  • Advice on contractual matters including default and breaches of contract, defects, retentions, variations, extension of time claims, termination and other matters
  • Advice and representation in construction related disputes and dispute resolution including mediation, adjudication, statutory demands, debt recovery and Court or Tribunal proceedings
  • Assistance with the BIF Act payment claim and adjudication process, including preparation of payment claims/ schedules and adjudication applications/responses
  • Advice and representation in QCAT proceedings in relation to both commercial and/or domestic building disputes
  • Advice and representation in the review or appeal of QBCC decisions and defending QBCC prosecutions in respect to directions to rectify, licencing issues, defects, disciplinary actions and more
 


 


 


 

 

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