Our Construction team provides specialist, commercially focussed advice on all aspects of the construction project life cycle, in every state and territory of Australia. 


We assist with:

  • Project structuring
  • Tendering and contract documents
  • Project delivery, including contract administration and risk management
  • Dispute minimisation and early dispute avoidance strategies
  • Resolving claims for variations, extensions of time, delay and other project claims
  • Project dispute resolution including:
    • Adjudication, including security of payment
    • Mediation, facilitated negotiation and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods
    • Expert determination
    • Litigation
    • Domestic and cross-border arbitration (including ACICA, SIAC, ICC and CIETAC arbitration)


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Who we advise

We act for national and international developers, head contractors, financiers and consultants.


Our team has deep industry experience acting across a board range of industry sectors including:

  • Energy
  • Resources
  • Infrastructure, including:
    • major road and rail infrastructure
    • Water projects
    • LNG pipeline projects
  • Real Estate, including:
    • hotels and commercial property
    • residential and major mixed-use developments
  • Civil projects
  • IT infrastructure
  • Industrial plant
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Why we are the experts

Our team provides agile and pragmatic advice and is supported by experienced practitioners that seamlessly provide related corporate advisory, project finance, planning, real estate and insolvency services to assist clients involved in construction projects.

We partner with our clients to navigate the demands, time pressures and complexities of their projects.  We are on hand to provide valuable, timely and innovative commercial legal advice to meet our clients’ business needs.

Construction Team.

Veno Panicker


Matt Baumgurtel


Hamish Geddes


Hamish Geddes - Hamilton Locke

Paul Chambers


Tony Britt

Special Counsel

Tony Britt - Hamilton Locke

Adriaan van der Merwe

Special Counsel

David O’Carroll

Senior Associate

Grania Clark

Senior Associate

Nicholas Achurch

Senior Associate

Nicholas Achurch - Hamilton Locke

Gareth Howard


Gareth Howard - Hamilton Locke

Rahul Tijoriwala


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