Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2018 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’. Individually, one silk and two juniors are listed at Band 1. Eleven members of the group are also ranked a leading or emerging construction barristers by Doyle’s Guide 2017.
Our members advise and act in disputes involving all types of structures and infrastructure (on and offshore) crossing various sectors in Australia, including oil and gas, property, transport, mining and resources and water. Members 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 members 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.