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Sarah Ferrett
Special Counsel
I have more than ten years' experience acting for construction clients in all forms of dispute resolution used in the construction industry in Queensland including statutory claims, mediation, arbitration, expert determinations, dispute boards and litigation with a particular focus on developing or responding to claims brought under security of payment legislation nationally.
  • +61 7 3119 6528
  • +61 411 330 984

My experience in relation to infrastructure and major projects (and in particular delay claims associated with those projects) has been gleaned both from private practice and in house which has provided a basis for understanding broader commercial considerations in negotiating outcomes to contractual disputes.

Career highlights

  • Acted for Lendlease Engineering on a range of claims brought by its subcontractors under the Building & Construction Industry Payments Act (Qld) 2004 (BCIPA) and the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act (Qld) 2017
  • Acted for QGC in relation to delay claims brought by the Contractor in respect of the pipeline construction and associated infrastructure works
  • Acted for the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal in respect of contractual claims brought by contractors relating to the construction and commissioning of the coal export terminal infrastructure
  • Advising Stanmore Coal Limited in relation to potential claims under a mining services agreement.
  • Advising AngloCoal in relation to pricing and delay claims brought by subcontractors regarding the construction and commissioning of the Grosvenor drift and earth pressure balance tunnel boring machine.