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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

LEVEL 17, 8 CHIFLEY, 8-12 CHIFLEY SQUARE, SYDNEY, NSW 2000, AUSTRALIA
Tel:
Work +61 2 9210 6500
Fax:
Fax +61 2 9210 6611
Email:
Web:
www.corrs.com.au
Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Port Moresby, Sydney
Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Michael Earwaker, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

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Michael Earwaker

Tel:
Work (02) 9210 6309
Web:
www.corrs.com.au/people/michael-earwaker/
Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Work Department

Construction

Position

Partner

Career

An expert in the resolution of complex technical disputes, Michael brings to the field a specialised blend of legal and engineering skills. Having practised as a civil engineer, he is uniquely positioned to better understand the technical aspects of projects and their inter-relationship with the law. With both public and private sector experience, Michael acts for contractors, arrangers and owners in addition to having particular expertise in PPP projects. Clients value his ability to identify risk and maximise early settlement opportunities. Construction and infrastructure project disputes involve a broad spectrum of issues. The facts, expert evidence and the law are often all contested. Michael takes a hands-on approach to the analysis and management of these issues. Michael is also a Senior Fellow at Melbourne University where he lectures on Advanced Construction Law. As a result he is able to engage directly with participants in the industry, from both Australia and abroad, allowing him the opportunity to remain ahead of the curve in relation to upcoming trends, and to feed back the associated legal ramifications into his practice.


Australia

Construction

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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