Matt Bradbury > McCullough Robertson > Brisbane, Australia > Lawyer Profile

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)

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Australia > Project development

McCullough Robertson has an integrated construction and infrastructure, planning, environment and real estate practice with expertise in various sectors, particularly resources. Its clients come from domestic, international and government arenas and there is a steady flow of work from a range of well-known international firms. Matt Bradbury‘s broad experience includes disputes; he acted for Transport for NSW in reaching a settlement with its head contractor. Other well-regarded practitioners include Russell Thirgood (disputes and arbitration) and the highly experienced Michael Rochester who has more than 25 years of experience in delivering projects. The practice is also home to a significant team of senior associates/associates.