DWF’s sector-focussed approach means we are aware of the inherent needs of our construction and infrastructure clients, as well as their priorities and the outcomes they seek. Our capability in this sector is an integral part of our role as a full service commercial ﬁrm
Our lawyers specialise in both contentious (including litigation, arbitration and adjudication) and non-contentious advice, so we are able to play a valuable role in ensuring that your construction or infrastructure project is delivered smoothly, helping you to avoid or manage problems which may arise.
Whether you’re an employer, consultant, developer, owner, contractor, operator, financier or designer who is working on a:
our lawyers will use their expertise and sector knowledge to deliver the results you need in the timescales you need them.
Within this sector, we also provide advice and assistance to construction clients regarding the following:
In the wake of COVID-19, the Victorian Government, has provided a much-needed boost to the construction and property sector by fast-tracking the $550 million funding to be used for the rectification works for apartment buildings which contain combustible materials.
On 11 June 2020, the New South Wales Government enacted the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (“the Act”), introducing new obligations on persons performing residential building work (as defined by the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) ("Home Building Act") and other related building work in New South Wales to raise compliance and accountability in the construction sector.
The Victorian Government has now enacted the necessary regulations to give effect to the National Code during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we answer some popular questions we are fielding from both landlords and tenants.
As you are all currently experiencing first-hand, the evolving COVID-19 situation has raised numerous challenges for the Property and Construction sectors. Added to this, information and government policy (both Federal and State) is changing daily – if not hourly.
Global legal business DWF is pleased to announce that 18 of its Australian lawyers have been short-listed for 2021 Best Lawyers which recognises legal practitioners around the world for leadership in their specific area of practice.
The impacts of the coronavirus are being felt throughout the Australian construction industry. How might the coronavirus affect your existing construction contracts? What issues should you consider before entering into a future construction contract?
Australian Building and Construction Commissioner v Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (The Bruce Highway Caloundra to Sunshine Upgrade Case) (No 2)  FCA 1737.
Recent amendments to the Queensland Procurement Policy (QPP) impose new obligations on Queensland Government agencies and suppliers through the introduction of the Ethical Supplier Threshold (Threshold) and the Ethical Supplier Mandate (Mandate).