Ben Noack

A chartered engineer with more than 20 years industry experience starting as an apprentice, working as a site engineer, and for 9 years as a consulting structural engineer; Ben brings to his legal practice extensive experience having worked closely with various consultants from diverse sectors, contractors, builders, and government agencies.

Ben’s unique combination of legal and engineering experience positions him to approach complex legal problems with deep practical insight, pragmatism, and efficiency.

Ben is experienced in providing strategic and pragmatic advice to clients about how to best achieve the outcome they seek. He is experienced in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution and is also experienced in complex litigation in various Australian jurisdictions.

Principal areas of practice

  • Construction & Engineering (commercial and residential)
  • Infrastructure
  • Regulatory Development and Environmental Approvals
  • Energy & Resources
  • Security of Payment Claims
  • Property Law
  • Contracts
  • Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Certified Practising Engineer (CPEng)
  • Bachelor of Civil and Structural Engineering, Hon 1st class (BE(Hons))
  • Certificate of Competency in Engineering: Tradesperson (Fabrication) (Boilermaking)

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of South Australia (18 September 2017)
  • High Court of Australia (6 November 2023)

Organisations

  • Law Society of South Australia
  • Engineers Australia (MIEAust)
  • Society of Construction Law Australia

Examples of professional experience

  • Assisting clients with front end contractual advice, contract management, and disputes.
  • Providing advice in relation to planning and development law.
  • Running complex litigation and experienced in advocacy and negotiation in various jurisdictions in Australia.
  • Experienced in commercial and corporate litigation and dispute resolution in the Federal Court of Australia and state Magistrates, District, and Supreme Courts.
  • Advising clients strategically about their dispute and how to best achieve the outcome they seek.