Building and Construction

McCabe Curwood’s building and construction group provides a broad range of advice relating to the negotiation, drafting, administration and dispute resolution of all property and commercial related matters.

This offering extends to expertise on residential, commercial, infrastructure, public works and strata.

We have a proven track record acting for high-profile clients nationally but also advise on personal, discrete and confidential property and construction matters.

Working together with our planning, environment and property specialists within McCabe Curwood, our offering in this area is full service. Our firm provides advice in relation to project structuring and finance, as well as all strata related matters from drafting by-laws, advice on committee mismanagement and defects claims.

Our building and construction group also has particular expertise in both front and back end construction disputes, overhead crane and anchor access issues (including easements), caveat advice, access to neighbouring land, dividing fences and overall development related issues for developers, contractors and individuals.

We have extensive experience and are recognised experts in all matters relating to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (NSW) 1999 (SOPA). We can prepare payment claims, schedules, adjudication applications, adjudication responses, appeal adjudication applications and provide general advice as to how SOPA operates.

Understanding the broader international climate and its impact upon the Australian property and construction market, our advice is tailored to a client’s needs and risk profile. Drawing on our firm’s offering, as well as our broad range of technical and specialist consultants, the advice that you will be provided will be comprehensive and holistic but most importantly, will be sound and meet the expectations of any given matter.

We have competencies in drafting residential or commercial contracts for single dwellings, multistorey developments or strata and stratum projects. Our litigation experience extends to every national jurisdiction in all Courts and Tribunals in Australia as well as all forms of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation, expert determination and arbitration.

The group regularly advise on tenders, development structures probity, and all aspects of development, construction and property aspects.

We have advised high profile individual consultants and professional clients on compliance, regulatory and general law matters.

Our broad service offering within McCabe Curwood and our building and construction group ensures that all of your professional needs will be well catered for by recognised, experienced and dedicated lawyers.

Expertise

  • Building/construction, project, development and strata advice
  • Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment issues
  • Contract negotiation, drafting, administration and execution
  • Development due diligence
  • Development applications and appeals
  • Strata claims and disputes
  • Defect claims
  • Director, shareholder and company disputes
  • Supreme, District, Local, Land and Environment, Federal Court and NCAT proceedings

Building and Construction Specialists

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