Construction, Projects & Infrastructure


Helping solve legal issues relating to construction, projects and infrastructure has been one of Carter Newell’s core service offerings for more than
three decades.

With seven partners specialising in construction contracts, insurance, and litigation, our team supports builders, contractors, principals, sub-contractors, developers, suppliers, and construction insurers of public and large private companies throughout Australia.

We advise on issues ranging from project management and litigation, through to highly specialised areas such as claims arising out of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld).

While we can assist any organisation with construction law issues, we regularly advise those in construction, property development, engineering, mining and renewable energy. As a result, we have developed specialist industry and commercial expertise to complement our technical legal expertise.

Our team is industry recognised with Partner Patrick Mead awarded Construction & Infrastructure Partner of the Year by Lawyers Weekly in 2023. In addition, five of our partners were recognised in the Construction and Infrastructure Law in Best Lawyers in Australia 2023 Edition.

Carter Newell is also ranked in the category of Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Law Firms – Queensland (2023) by Doyle’s Guide.


Construction disputes can arise around a broad range of issues – from motorways and building facades through to mine processing equipment and quarry rehabilitation. In these situations, you need timely, efficient, and economic resolutions, even in the most complex of disputes. Read more about Construction Dispute Resolution & Litigation experience.
In construction front-end, safeguarding your operations is paramount. Navigating the risks and complexities requires deep, industry-specific knowledge and experience. Read more about our Construction Front-end experience.
A key part of managing risk with a major project is ensuring you have appropriate and sufficient insurance to protect your organisation from unforeseen events. Read more about our Construction Insurance experience.

The team

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Professional recognition


Winner – Construction & Infrastructure Partner of the Year