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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Port Moresby, Sydney
Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Jane Hider, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

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Jane Hider

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Jane has over 20 years of experience in construction and major projects, as well as government advisory. Her clients trust her outcome driven focus and practical and responsive approach to legal service delivery.  

Jane specialises in conventionally funded Victorian State government major projects, Commonwealth major projects and procurement, major private sector real estate development, transport and energy. She has experience in all forms of construction and infrastructure procurement, from traditional forms including design and construction to relationship contracting forms (ECI, alliancing and collaboration agreements) to PPPs. 

Jane works with government clients to structure their approaches to market including provision of tendering and probity advice. She is regularly asked to peer review delivery models and project documentation, and to investigate probity compliance or act as a probity advisor on projects. She has also worked with State government agencies to develop and implement supply and procurement policies.

Jane has particular expertise in conventionally funded road and rail projects and has acted for the key agencies responsible for delivery of these projects in Victoria for more than 15 years.

Jane also focuses on the energy sector – electricity and renewables – where she advises generators, retailers and contractors.


  • Building Dispute Practitioners Society Member
  • National Association of Women in Construction Member
  • Australian Society of Construction Law Member
  • Law Institute of Victoria Member
  • International Bar Association Member
  • Spanish Australia Chamber of Commerce Member



Within: Construction

Corrs Chambers Westgarth’s team has strong contentious capabilities, coupled with a busy infrastructure and transport front-end practice, and remains a key player in the market. Regarded practice head Ben Davidson has been busy representing a client in a high-value dispute, and, in a separate matter, acted in an international arbitration matter. Chris Ryder continues to represent an engineering and infrastructure company in contentious matters in the resources sector; he and Rod Dann regularly act for a number of major contractors. Serco sought the team's advice in relation to its successful bid to operate and maintain facilities under the Grafton Prison PPP, New South Wales’ largest correctional centre. Jane Hider regularly acts for government clients. Civil engineer and lawyer Michael Earwaker is regarded for technical disputes. Andrew Stephenson is highly regarded. Simon Ashworth left to join K&L Gates.

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