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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Chris Ryder, Perth, AUSTRALIA

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Chris Ryder

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Chris Ryder devises innovative and rapid solutions to complex, high profile construction disputes and projects. With a reputation built on extensive experience, technical skill and unique industry insight, Chris is recognised year-after-year by industry and his peers as one of the foremost lawyers in construction. Having advised on multi-billion dollar projects and multi-million dollar disputes, Chris’ distinctive combination of expertise and client understanding has gained the trust of industry giants such as Woodside Energy, INPEX Browse, Leighton Group, Downer Group and UGL.


Construction and Infrastructure Committee Law Council of Australia (WA) Committee Member; Society of Construction Law Member; Western Australian Advisory Board – Centre for Social Impact (UWA) Member.



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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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