Acted for a national formwork supplier and contractor in relation to multiple contracts to complete various projects, including the Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport carpark and Sydney CBD electricity substations. Disputes arose as to the fitness for purpose of the form work on particular projects and payment claims resulted, which were taken to adjudication and challenged in the NSW Supreme Court and NSW Supreme Court of Appeal. These cases are often cited as authority for what constitutes a Payment Schedule under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act, as well as the first case to apply the Dualcorp Pty Ltd v Remo Constructions Pty Ltd  NSWCA 69, which is authority that payment claims claiming the same amount for the same works cannot be adjudicated twice in subsequent adjudications.
Acted for a number specialised Sydney contractor, who specialise in up market luxury homes and major heritage restoration works. The matters involved claims by the Owners for breach of warranties, contract and negligence and counter claims by the client for unpaid claims. Our lawyers instructed junior and senior counsel during hearings including a 12 day hearing. Our lawyers managed various lay and expert witnesses and coordinated various hearing days on site. Our lawyers often appear as counsel in related interlocutory matters, which result in interlocutory decisions without the necessity to utilise counsel, saving the client costs.
Acted for interstate contractors in respect of development projects for property developers, hoteliers, civil and infrastructure companies and mining companies. Matters involved various litigation defending claims for breaches of contract and breaches of the Consumer Law. The matters involved appearances by our lawyers in the District and Supreme Courts of various states in Australia;
Acted for property investors and consortiums of investors in respect of various developments in Victoria and Queensland, one particular project involved the Hamilton Island and Mariner Resort. Acted for NSW construction companies from project inception to handover on construct only as well as design and construct contracts ranging from $1,000,000.00 to $80,000,000.00. Our lawyers often advise client’s and negotiate on their behalf amendments to tenders and contracts, which has successfully resulted in the implementation of projects on time and budget.
Acted for house and land developers on major land subdivisions in relation to contracts of sale, contracts for civil works, contracts with builders and handled disputes that arose. Also, appeared on applications before the Land and Environment Court seeking development approval of developments.
Acted for client’s on special projects such as childcare centres, medical facilities, schools and hospital developments. Appeared for clients in the Land and Environment Court and advised on administering contracts and any disputes that arose.
Advising and assisting clients with various claims and contract variation and claims in the mining and infrastructure industry. Most notable was our lawyers work with a specialised winch and haulage subcontractor against Xstrata (Coal mining company) on recovering various claims and delay costs in relation to mining projects in New South Wales and Queensland.
Advised various property development clients on their purchase contracts, option agreements and joint venture agreements. Our lawyers have advised client’s during the planning process and assisted with representation at local council and state planning meetings on various projects. We have also advised and appeared for clients in the Land and Environment Court of NSW on various projects raising issues in relation to planning permissibility, development control and over development, heritage, state environmental planning policies and public interest. Projects have included residential and commercial projects as well as community sensitive projects such as heritage, childcare and medical facilities.