ClarkeKann’s Building and Construction lawyers understand the wider commercial, political, environmental and legal demands surrounding the construction and major projects sectors and provide our clients with the knowledge and confidence necessary to undertake a successful project.
Our Building & Construction team comprises experts who advise on the spectrum of construction project requirements, from contract administration to the resolution of disputes, including capital raising, corporate structuring, due diligence and project documentation. Whether it's a major infrastructure project or residential development, our lawyers help get the deal done.
We advise on construction and related projects, on both “front end” contracting, risk management and “back end” disputes, including dealing with claims and adjudications under Supreme Court proceedings. We have been involved extensively in civil, building and industrial engineering project contract drafting and advice and consulting on major infrastructure delivery and property development.
Preparing various building contracts and advising generally on administration of construction contracts for the Ciel and Eden residential apartment developments at Rainbow Bay, Gold Coast.
Preparing various building contracts and advising generally in administration of contracts.
Providing general construction law contract review and advice for various developments.
Advising on contract documentation to comply with Queensland Building Services Authority Act and Domestic Building Contracts Act.
Representing the Board in Magistrates Court prosecutions of summary offences for breach of the Professional Engineers Act 2002.
Preparing various contracts for specialised equipment, including check baggage handling, aerobridge maintenance, general maintenance and landscaping.
Negotiating issues with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission and defending matters in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal arising out of residential building contracts.
Acting for a builder joined to an application for review of a QBCC decision not to issue a direction to rectify and instead request the builder undertake various rectification works, which required negotiating with all stakeholders and appearing at a conciliation conference to achieve a beneficial resolution.
Drafting risk management documentation, including terms of engagement for engineers.
Providing general advice in relation to construction projects, including drafting project documentation.
Providing general construction legal and drafting advice for a range of projects from road surfacing and sundry road construction to the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade alliance.
Acting for the Proprietors of the Gabba Central development, an $80 million commercial residential building, involving prequalification of preferred tenderers and early contractor involvement philosophies in contract negotiation.
Drafting construction contracts for road works and other developments at Ivory’s Rock Conference Centre south west of Brisbane.
Advising the Clem 7 joint venture on contractual matters and subcontractor disputes for the North South Bypass Tunnel project in Brisbane.
Resolving a number of disputes for McNab, including successfully setting aside a statutory demand in the Supreme Court with costs orders in McNab’s favour arising out of a construction contract, and defending a multimillion dollar claim by LandPartners under a construction contract.
Acted for Mirvac in preparation of development agreement for the construction of the State Tennis Centre at the Tennyson Powerhouse site and related developments.
Negotiating and documenting major civil construction projects, including transport infrastructure, urban development, dredging and environmental site rehabilitation. Conducting litigation in the Supreme Court of New South Wales concerning disputes arising out of construction of a sports field over a remediated rubbish site which resulted in a successful negotiated outcome.
Acting for the Superintendent in the first two packages of this billion dollar civil engineering project. Advising on a wide range of variation, latent conditions, prolongation, disruption and buildability issues.
Acting for the defendant in a two day trial before QCAT concerning cost escalation and interest on late payments in a standard cost plus fee construction contract.
Acting for the principal in assessing multimillion dollar claims by the contractor on the Logan Motorway for variations, delay, latent conditions, etc.
Preparing the delivery strategy for QWI’s delivery of the Traveston and Wyaralong Dams and associated road relocations.
Making a claim under the security of payments legislation for significant moneys owed for crane and equipment hire in remote mining locations.
Drafting consultancy and construction contracts for use in carrying out insurance works.
Advising on a variety of major water infrastructure projects for SunWater.
Advising SunWater on contracting strategy, estimating and project delivery for this project.
Drafting construction contracts for low rise residential developments.
Preparing contracts and providing general advice on residential master planned community developments.
Developing the delivery strategy for the replacement/upgrade of three water treatment plants for Proserpine, Airlie Beach and Bowen and developing all contractual documentation for these projects, which is currently awaiting construction approval.
Our greatest asset is our talented and committed people – they enjoy what they do and value the opportunity to work together and with our clients. Our people are from diverse backgrounds and approach their work with intellectual rigour and enthusiasm.