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McCullough Robertson

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Matt Bradbury

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McCullough Robertson

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Matt is recognised as a leading Construction and Infrastructure lawyer in Australia who looks to find commercial outcomes for his clients and their projects.   He has recently been awarded  the Lexology Client Choice Award in London for outstanding client service for Construction Law in Australia.

Primarily acting on behalf of clients in contentious matters, Matt has practised in both Australia and the United Kingdom. He has advised on civil, building, mechanical, electrical, mining and structural projects in each state and territorial jurisdiction of Australia and throughout South East Asia.  Matt regularly acts as local counsel for firms from other jurisdictions on projects being developed in Australia.   He is the author of the Australian Chapter of the Projects and Construction Review.

Matt advises on all aspects of construction, infrastructure and major engineering projects where he works side by side with his clients and their external consultants to successfully deliver their projects. He advises clients on risk mitigation and administration of contracts so as to avoid protracted disputes.

As a construction law specialist, Matt’s technical knowledge and experience has resulted in him being regularly engaged as a speaker on construction law for both client workshops and industry conferences. Matt is also a guest lecturer at The University of Queensland in the Engineering Faculty.

Matt is acknowledged within the building and construction industry as an expert on adjudication disputes under the Security of Payment legislation and has been involved in a number of significant adjudication proceedings, representing claimants and respondents in each jurisdiction within Australia.




Member of the Society of Construction Law Australia
Member of Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia
Member of Resource Industry Network (Mackay)
Member of Queensland Law Society
Past Committee member of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators (Qld Chapter)


Bachelor of Laws – Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Arts (Asia Pacific Studies) – Queensland University of Technology
Master of Construction Law – currently undertaking at The University of Melbourne
Registered Adjudicator – Building and Construction Industry Payments Agency (Qld)
Certificate in Adjudication – Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators
Diploma of Financial Planning and Regulation – Chartered Insurance Institute (London)



Within: Construction

Leveraging its strong Brisbane presence, McCullough Robertson acts for domestic and international corporates as well as government departments; its team has seen an increase in building-related carbon emission and environmental sustainability matters. The contentious practice features a strong arbitration and mediation offering. Michael Rochester leads the five-partner team, which includes the recommended Matt Bradbury; the latter continues to advise NewCold on developing large cold storage facilities across Australia, requiring the coordination of design, civil and construction packages. Rochester assists Chinese Yuhu Group with its multibillion-dollar Jewel development on the Gold Coast, one of the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Ren Niemann assists AVID Property Group with a number of front- and back-end matters, and advises the Gold Coast City Council on three separate construction projects. Jason Munstermann joined from the now-defunct firm Henry Davis York.

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Project development

Within: Project development

McCullough Robertson is particularly strong in the energy and resources sector, but is fleshing out its infrastructure offering. It is advising the Gold Coast city council on a number of infrastructure projects, and is assisting Charles Sturt University with the expansion of its new campus at Port Macquarie. Mining-sector work is a strength; it acted for New Hope in relation to infrastructure aspects of the proposed Acland 3 mine, and is advising QCoal on the Byerwen mine development in Queensland. In the waste sector, significant work included advising Suez in relation to its tender for the Kimbriki resource recovery facility PPP project. Ren Niemann leads the 14-partner team, which includes Matt Bradbury.  Tim Hanmore left for MinterEllison in May 2019.

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