Construction & Engineering

Carter Newell Lawyers is an award winning specialist law firm providing legal advice to Australian and international corporate clients.

Led by partners Patrick MeadDavid RodighieroLuke Preston, Mark Kenney, Michael Elliott, and in Sydney Michael Bath and Julie Bowker, the Construction & Engineering team acts for public and significant private companies in the mining, engineering, construction and property industries, including developers, main contractors, principals, sub contractors, suppliers and construction insurers.  With a strong national reputation, the team is regarded as one of the most respected legal practices dealing with construction and engineering issues.

Our range of services include:

  • Contract analysis, drafting and negotiation (nationally and internationally)
  • Project delivery and construction contract administration
  • Project risk analysis
  • Construction dispute resolution
  • Litigation, mediation and arbitration
  • BIF Act advice
  • Project packaging and documentation
  • Contract claims management
  • Adjudication and mediation
  • Project delivery strategies
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Dispute resolution
  • Expert determinations
  • Workplace health and safety
  • GST provisions
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Tender advice.

Our expertise, combined with our commitment to customer service, ensures we deliver strategic commercial solutions and high-level legal advice to our clients in the following areas:

Members of the Construction & Engineering team have a thorough understanding of the modern construction industry, with detailed knowledge of the way in which it operates. While we are experienced in handling large-scale litigation, we actively support alternative dispute resolution methods (including facilitation, mediation and arbitration) and have three accredited Graded Arbitrators and Mediators who provide specialist advice in this area.

Authored by Patrick MeadA Legal Guide to Contract Works and Construction Liability Insurance in Australia has been prepared for insurers, their advisors and other professionals involved in the construction and engineering industry. The aim of this book is to examine the issues arising from the interpretation of contract works and construction liability insurance policies by courts in Australia and the United Kingdom. Each Chapter explores different aspects of these policies through the use of case analysis and the judicial interpretation of policy wordings.

Through the detailed analysis contained within the book, it is hoped it will afford the reader a greater understanding of the process of, and approach to, policy wordings by the courts.

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Professional Guides and other documents