We see our role as lawyers to support our client’s commercial objectives and therefore seek to minimise the chances of disputes arising and, should a dispute arise, seek to find the fastest and most cost effective resolution.

Contracts

We focus on drafting short and cost effective contracts without large suites of documents and without onerous or unrealistic conditions to form fair and reasonable contracts that are readily acceptable to both parties.

When potential difficulties arise, we aim to provide prompt and astute advice about how to resolve them as fast and economically as possible.

We have advised on a wide range of construction and engineering projects, both within Australia and overseas, based on the AS series of contracts, FIDIC, MBA, HIA and many other bespoke or standard contract forms.

Dispute resolution

Litigation is an expensive, stressful and time-consuming process.  We always treat litigation as a last resort utilising alternative dispute resolution processes, such as mediation, adjudication and expert determination, along with many others, to provide clients with a cost effective way of attempting to reach settlement.

We focus not on the gross result that might be achieved, but on the likely net benefit to our client when the legal costs and other overheads of dispute are taken into account.