Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2018-2020 lists Level Twenty Seven Chambers as a leading set in Construction & Infrastructure, one of only three such groups in Australia, having ‘an outstanding reputation for the range of expertise it provides in relation to construction and infrastructure disputes’. Both senior and junior counsel in the group are also ranked by Doyle’s Guide 2019.
Our members advise and act in disputes involving all types of structures and infrastructure (on and offshore) crossing various sectors in Australia, including oil & gas, property, transport, mining and resources and water. Our barristers understand the technical complexities of such matters which often require expert assessment involving a variety of disciplines and regularly work with experts in these disputes. Our members are experienced with the full range of construction disputes including disputes involving defects, design, issues of variations, extensions of time and liquidated damages, delay, disruption and prolongation, latent conditions, certification, payment disputes (including under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) and its interstate equivalents), performance bonds, guarantees, letters of credit and other forms of security (including charges under the Subcontractors’ Charges Act 1974).
Our barristers are also experienced in the various forms of alternative dispute resolution which are used in construction disputes, including domestic and international arbitrations, expert determination, the “reference” process in various jurisdictions and the statutory claims process.