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Nick King is an expert in construction, engineering and infrastructure law with strong practical industry knowledge and technical expertise having previously worked as an engineer and manager in the coal export, energy, rail transport and heavy engineering sectors.
Nick’s broad practice encompasses procurement and project delivery, commercial and contractual advice, contract drafting and administration, property development, and legislative and regulatory. His expertise is in tendering and contracting for development and building projects, energy, transport and water infrastructure projects, and engineering procurement.
His long standing clients include the Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales.
Some major projects on which Nick has worked include major upgrades to several sections of the Pacific Highway, Princes Highway and Hume Highway, the Hunter Expressway and the development of the Honeysuckle precinct in Newcastle.
Areas of expertise include:
Nick has acted both for principals and contractors in litigated disputes, arbitration, expert determination and security of payment claim adjudication, as well as Supreme Court proceedings in relation to security of payment disputes. Nick has also assisted in the settlement of disputes before they reach formal dispute resolution proceedings.
Nick has advised on managing contractual claims for variations and extensions of time, payment claims under security of payment legislation, claims in relation to latent/site conditions, defect rectification issues and issues in relation to the provision of, and calling on, security.
Nick has acted for the Department of Defence on platform and services procurements and is familiar with the suite of Defence procurement contracts, including in use of some of their concepts on non-Defence projects.
Nick has acted for principals in the preparation and negotiation of power station contracts, bulk materials handling facilities contracts and water supply contracts. Nick has also advised principals and contractors on the procurement of mine equipment and processing plant. Nick has advised electricity distribution authorities on procurement contracts and compliance with legislative requirements.
Nick has extensive experience in tendering and contracting for road related projects on behalf of the RTA, including for highways, bridges, tunnels and tolling systems, as well as minor works and interfaces with other types of infrastructure. Nick has also advised on contracts for the construction of other types of infrastructure, including railways, schools, port facilities and water treatment plants and pipelines.
Nick has advised on the application of home building legislation, including compliance with statutory requirements for home building contracts and licensing requirements for contractors. Nick has also advised on compliance with occupational health and safety legislation, security of payment legislation, building standards, disability standards and other legislative requirements.
In working for government, Nick has advised on the entire tendering process, including maintaining probity, risk assessment, seeking expressions of interest, requests for tender, evaluation of tenders, through to post tender clarifications and negotiations and awarding of contracts.
Nick has experience in most procurement and project delivery methods, including development agreements, construct only, design and construct, design, construct and maintain, building own operate transfer, collaborative contracting - alliancing, early contractor involvement, engineer, procure and construct, supply / supply & install, operations and maintenance, as well as construction management, facilities management and consultancy agreements.
Nick has experience working on commercial and residential property developments advising owners, developers, financiers, lessees and construction contractors. Work types include advising on strategy, identifying and managing risks, documenting heads of agreement and development agreements, project documentation including design and construction contracts, agreements for lease, project management agreements and other consultancy agreements, side deeds and early works agreements.