- Senior Associate
- Construction & Engineering
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Michael is a Senior Associate in Carter Newell’s Construction & Engineering team, practicing predominately in dispute resolution.
In his practice, Michael draws on his significant experience in commercial litigation, arbitration and adjudication (under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017).
Michael acts for principals, owners, contractors, superintendents, subcontractors, manufacturers, suppliers, consultants and insurers in respect of claims predominately involving payment and contractual disputes, defective property and professional liability.
Over the course of 2018 and 2019, Michael worked in-house for Bechtel in Oman and assisted Bechtel in its delivery of the AUD $7 billion-dollar Muscat International Airport; the largest value infrastructure project in Oman’s history. Michael worked closely with the project director and senior Bechtel Global personnel, and developed an intimate knowledge of key contractor concerns and issues arising on international mega-projects. While working in-house Michael assisted with various aspects including corporate governance, prime contract administration, commercial strategy and legal claims (including ICC arbitration).
From 2011 to 2013, Michael was appointed as a Judges Associate and served in that role at the State Law Courts. As a Judges Associate, Michael was involved in trials and interlocutory hearings, which have provided him with a complete understanding of trial management and the rules of evidence.
Michael has also contributed to a number industry publications, including the Building & Construction Law Journal, the Australian Dispute Resolution Journal, the Australian Construction Law Newsletter and the Journal of Chartered Secretaries, and was recognised in Doyle’s Guide 2016 as a Rising Star in Construction & Infrastructure Australia.