Having practised as a construction and infrastructure disputes specialist for more than 10 years both in Australia and the United Kingdom, I have been involved in projects across the entire infrastructure and construction space, including transport projects (road, rail and air), power (both renewable and non-renewable), mining infrastructure, commercial and residential buildings, mixed-use developments, desalination, hospitals and correctional facilities.
My initial focus is upon providing strategic advice to clients in respect of formulation of claims and defences and guidance in an effort to avoid and minimise disputes where possible. In circumstances where escalation of disputes is unavoidable I have experience in all forms of construction dispute resolution methods including mediation, dispute avoidance boards, expert determination, arbitration (international and domestic) and litigation. I also have significant experience in security of payment disputes in jurisdictions throughout Australia (both under East-Coast and West-Coast models) and in the United Kingdom.
I am able to easily integrate within project teams and operate alongside client legal teams to ensure cost-effective and client-focussed solutions are delivered.
I have a keen interest in delay and disruption issues and their impact on the completion of projects, and am able to quickly grasp technical construction concepts in order to adeptly deal with the technical aspects of construction disputes.