Building and Construction Law

Expert Building and Construction Lawyers

Are you involved in a building dispute or undertaking a project? Our building and construction law experts have many years of experience advising on residential, commercial and industrial projects across the country.

Our firm provides efficient, pragmatic and commercially astute advice to simplify the onerous and often complex issues that arise during building projects.

Perry Thomas Lawyers are experts in building and construction law and work with construction companies, subcontractors, engineers, architects, builders and owners to guide our clients through projects. 

We are experts in:

  • Drafting and reviewing construction contracts (MBA, HIA, Australian Standard, ABIC and custom contracts)

  • Advising on contractual risk management and distribution

  • Providing advice in relation to the Building Act 1993, the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 and the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002

  • Advising on contract administration

  • Protection work disputes

  • Security of Payment Act matters (including preparing payment claims, payment schedules, adjudications, summary judgment applications and enforcement)

  • Preparing and advising on tenders

  • Defective building work and warranty claims

  • Dispute resolution processes including mediation, conciliation and negotiation

  • Debt Recovery

  • Owners Corporation advice

Recent matters we have been involved in:

Acting for key stakeholders in a high dollar value marina construction project in Victoria which included the negotiation and preparation of multiple connected contracts.