Level Twenty Seven Chambers has a strong reputation for expertise in building and construction disputes. Our members offer a broad spread of experience, with leading practitioners widely recognised as experts in their field.
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. They regularly work with experts in these disputes. Our members cover the full range of topics in construction disputes including disputes involving defects, design, delay, extensions of time and liquidated damages, disruption and prolongation, ground 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 under various rules, expert determination, the “reference” process in various jurisdictions and the statutory claims process.
Eleven members of the group are ranked as leading or emerging construction barristers by Doyle’s Guide 2017. One silk and two juniors are listed at Band 1 for construction and infrastructure by Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2017.