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Elizabeth is one of Australia's leading practitioners in the development, construction, engineering and infrastructure industries.
Elizabeth has more than 20 years' experience in complex large-scale property development transactions, construction and infrastructure projects.
As part of her role in these projects, Elizabeth advises clients on risk allocation, risk management, project delivery options, tendering and procurement, contract drafting, contract negotiations and contract administration.
Elizabeth also advises clients in relation to litigation, mediation, expert determination and other modes of alternative dispute resolution.
Some major projects on which Elizabeth has worked include advising Australand Holdings and Brookfield Multiplex on the multi-stage, $1 billion King Street Wharf development (including the new headquarters for Macquarie Bank and the development and sale of the Accor Hotel site), advising Brookfield Multiplex and Babcock and Brown on the new headquarters for Australia Post in Melbourne, advising Brookfield Multiplex on the landmark redevelopment of the Claremont Arcade Shopping Centre in Perth (including the residential component), advising Westfield on the agreements for lease with Australian Securities and Investments Commission and JP Morgan and Westpac on its Sydney headquarters, Westpac Place.
Areas of expertise include:
Elizabeth acts in construction disputes, whether the dispute is litigated, mediated or the subject of expert determination.
Elizabeth is also active for numerous developers and contractors in pursuing and defending claims under the New South Wales Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 and the Victorian Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002.
Elizabeth's clients in this area include Australand, Abigroup Constructions and Laing O'Rourke.
Elizabeth provides focused and strategic contract administration assistance and advice. This enables her clients to minimise disputes or to be placed in the best position in the event that a dispute materialises.
Elizabeth also helps her clients establish tools required to administer the contract, such as pro forma notices and administration manuals.
Elizabeth has advised clients through the project delivery phase to successful completion including on projects such as Westpac Place and Macquarie Bank's headquarters at King Street Wharf.
Elizabeth has worked on some significant projects in the energy and resources sector, including the design and construction of two new 40 mega litre-per-day treatment plants and the upgrade of Townsville's Douglas Water Treatment Plant for Brookfield Multiplex Constructions, acting for Bilfinger Berger Services (Australia) on an ammonia storage and refrigeration facility for a Dyno Nobel's aluminium nitrate plant, for Bilfinger Berger Services and Baulderstone on the 640MW open cycle gas turbine peaking power station in Uranquinty.
Elizabeth has been involved in a number of major infrastructure projects, including the design and construction of two new 40 mega litre-per-day treatment plants and the upgrade of Townsville's Douglas Water Treatment Plant for Brookfield Multiplex Constructions, acting for Bilfinger Berger Services (Australia) on an ammonia storage and refrigeration facility for a Dyno Nobel's aluminium nitrate plant, for Bilfinger Berger Services and Baulderstone on the 640MW open cycle gas turbine peaking power station in Uranquinty, and a press and bindery equipment facility for PBL Media.
Elizabeth has deep knowledge of the Home Building Act legislation and Security of Payment legislation throughout Australia as well as the proportionate liability legislation in New South Wales.
Elizabeth is able to ensure that all issues arising out of the regulatory framework affecting the construction, engineering and infrastructure industries are dealt with in the contract documentation.
Elizabeth is a leading major projects and developments lawyer with extensive experience in this area.
Elizabeth is a leader in assessing and managing risk and project delivery strategies for major projects.
Her experience includes advising Australand Holdings and Brookfield Multiplex in the landmark residential, commercial and mixed use project at King Street Wharf (including the Macquarie Bank headquarters and the development and sale of the Accor Hotel), advising Australand Holdings on its Discovery Point development at Wolli Creek, advising Westpac on its headquarters at Westpac Place as well as its headquarters and contact centres in the Britomart Precinct in Auckland, advising Brookfield Multiplex and Babcock and Brown on Australian Post's new headquarters in Melbourne, advising Brookfield Multiplex on the redevelopment of the Claremont Arcade Shopping Centre (including the residential component) and on the Bishop See office development in Perth.
Elizabeth has wide-ranging expertise in different project delivery methods and advises her clients on all aspects of tendering and determination of appropriate risk profiles for projects. Elizabeth facilitates workshops with both legal and commercial teams to ensure the best outcomes and appropriate risk profiles are obtained for her clients.