Building & Construction Law

You may not be able to predict extreme weather events, supply shortages, workplace issues or regulatory changes but we’ll have you covered no matter what stands between you and improving your bottom line.


I cannot thank you enough for your professional and empathetic approach making it as smooth and seamless as possible during the mediation. While this has been one of the most daunting experiences, one I never wish to go through again, I feel the end is near and the future for myself and the boys looks all the more stable and healthier thanks to all of you! You have all dealt with my ups and downs during the process and the level of detail, care and kindness from you all is appreciated more than I can express.

Family Law Client

You have given me the chance of a fresh start that I didn’t think I’d ever have again to be honest. You literally changed my life and I’ll never be able to thank you enough. Just wanted to let you know how much I sincerely appreciate all your help and hard work.

Compensation Client

The team at Chamberlains made buying a property extremely easy, I never once experienced the stress people talk about during the exchange/settlement periods of their property. Definitely recommend!

Conveyancing Client

The debt recovery team went above and beyond when our business was owed money. Would use again for sure!

Insurance Client

We picked the most highly specialised and talented lawyers.

Efficiency is the name of the game in building and construction. You may not be able to predict extreme weather events, supply shortages, workplace issues or regulatory changes but we’ll have you covered no matter what stands between you and improving your bottom line.

Our team has advised building and construction clients in the ACT, NSW and QLD on a range of projects including infrastructure, industrial, commercial office, and multi-unit housing. We assist clients such as builders, subcontractors, investors, engineers, consultants, developers and suppliers at every point of the project lifecycle.

No two projects are the same, but our objective remains constant: minimise your risk and let you get on with what you do best.


Process - what happens next?

Initial case evaluation

After an initial briefing of your matter, we will provide you with a preliminary quote.


We look into all aspects of your matter and suggest the most viable path for you.

Case management

The Chamberlains team will work tirelessly to reach the best possible outcome for you.


Construction Contracts

All strong structures stand on a solid foundation of paperwork.

Successful projects stem from the care that’s taken at the outset, even before work has started at site. We help developers, builders and subcontractors plan for success and limit exposure by:

  • negotiating contracts
  • providing suites of standard documents, such as subcontracts, consultancy agreements and service agreements
  • setting up checklists and procedures for trade letting, works delivery, defects management and risk mitigation
  • providing support and training for project managers, contract administrators and principals

Security of Payment

Escalating payment disputes in the building and construction industry are costly and frustrating matters and no-one wants to end up in court. For that reason, the government introduced the Security of Payments scheme to ensure timely payments through an adjudication process.

Thousands of disputes are decided through this process every year.

Yet it’s an area of law that can get quite complicated, even if it was meant to make things easier. You need to get the right advice or end up missing out on all you’re entitled to (or forced to pay money you shouldn’t).

The Chamberlains team has an accredited in-house adjudicator who can help get a stalled matter moving, and provide no-nonsense advice designed get you the positive resolution that helps you move on.

Construction Litigation

When disputes arise in construction, you don’t want to be bogged down in marginal issues that prolong the matter and raise legal fees.

At Chamberlains our litigation lawyers have long experience themselves as property developers, and adjudicators, and quickly get to the heart of the matter to rigorously pursue your interests.

From small residential defect issues and contract disputes to civil disputes on multi-billion infrastructure projects, our insights and reputation as formidable advocates has made us a leading firm handling cases of varying complexity across many jurisdictions.

Contact us.

P +61 2 9264 9111