Sydney-based 7 Wentworth Selborne offers broad senior and junior expertise in high-value building and construction disputes, including construction, engineering and infrastructure litigation and international arbitration. Alongside State, Federal, and High Court proceedings, members are also involved in litigation across the Asia-Pacific on behalf of Australian and international clients. Mark Dempsey SC is known for his high-level advocacy in international and domestic cases, representing corporate and governmental clients in large-scale disputes. Duncan Miller SC has broad expertise across construction-related and insurance disputes covering buildings, roads, railway infrastructure and rolling stock, and the mining sector. The ‘diligent‘ Nuala Simpson specialises in large-scale class actions and complex, high–value engineering and construction disputes, regularly appearing before the NSW Supreme Court and Federal Court of Australia.
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Greenway Chambers offers a number of focused construction and infrastructure practitioners. Francis Hicks SC has a strong record across technology and construction disputes concerning commercial, industrial and infrastructure projects, mining, energy and renewable energy projects, and large-scale residential developments. Lucas Shipway handles major infrastructure and engineering disputes, including in the road, rail and mining sectors, for government and private-sector clients, while Julie Wright has strong sector expertise from her career as a solicitor, representing clients in contractual construction disputes alongside arbitration and mediation proceedings.
Level Twenty Seven Chambers
Members at Brisbane-based Level Twenty Seven Chambers specialise in large-scale, high-value and cross-border contract, energy, engineering, infrastructure, mining, and building and construction disputes. The set’s barristers regularly appear throughout Australia’s State and Federal Courts, specialist tribunals, significant public inquiries and Royal Commissions, as well as large-scale national and international commercial arbitrations. Members’ interdisciplinary skills are also notable, with key involvements in the air travel, defence, leisure, and energy sectors. Shane Doyle QC represents clients in major domestic and international litigation and arbitration, including acting for Trans-Alta in an ongoing matter in TEC Hedland Pty Ltd v The Pilbara Infrastructure Pty Ltd. Nicholas Andreatidis QC appeared before the Queensland Supreme Court in Arup Pty Ltd v Brisbane Airport Corporation, representing Arup in a substantial contract dispute arising out of the construction of the Northern Apron extension at Brisbane Airport. Michael Trim appeared unled in KDR Gold Coast Pty Ltd v CBP Contractors Pty Ltd, representing rail operator KDR in a dispute against the contractors arising out of the design and construction of the AUD200m Stage 2 of the Gold Coast Light Rail which links two of Queensland’s key economic areas.
List A Barristers
List A Barristers includes a number of Victoria-based practitioners with strong construction and building practices, involved in major cases at both trial and appellate level across all major jurisdictions in Australia, as well as internationally. Jeffery Gleeson QC is a senior figure in the Victorian Bar, and regularly represents clients in large-scale construction disputes, as well as domestic and international arbitration. Nicholas Hopkins QC is regularly involved in State Supreme Court and Federal Court proceedings arising from construction and infrastructure disputes. Nicolas Pane QC has particular experience in oil, gas, desalination plants, road and rail infrastructure, the construction of pipelines, and in prosecuting and defending delay and disruption claims.
Perth-based Quayside Chambers is a strong choice for energy, infrastructure, and construction sector disputes, with members appearing in major state-level and national litigation, alongside cross-border cases and arbitration. Michael Feutrill SC is regularly briefed by national and international firms on complex sector disputes, with other senior and junior members also retaining active construction practices alongside commercial work.