We provide expert and practical solutions to our clients working in the building and construction industry.

Our clients range from small to large property developers, contractors and sub-contractors, councils and statutory authorities.

We support our clients from the start to the end of a construction project on matters including:

  • contract negotiation

  • project documentation

  • contract administration

  • occupational health and safety issues

  • assessing and minimising risks

  • dispute minimisation and resolution, including litigation and arbitration

In the commercial and domestic building sector we work closely with builders, developers, contractors, sub-contractors, home owners and consultants and are actively involved in:

  • pre-contract advice and negotiation

  • building contract advice

  • risk management

  • insurance claims advice

  • legislation and regulation compliance

  • making and defending claims under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act

  • dispute resolution including resolution of domestic building disputes through Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria (DBDRV)

DBDRV

In April 2017, the DBDRV was established by the Victorian government to assist with the resolution of domestic building disputes. Most disputes between building owners and builders now need to go through the DBDRV process before they can proceed to VCAT. We can assist with the preparation of applications to the DBDRV including attending conciliation conferences with you.