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Alex in 60 seconds

Alex specialises in providing advice to the construction, infrastructure and mining sector. Alex focusses on providing advice during the delivery, completion and disputes phases of projects.

Alex acts for construction contractors, equipment suppliers and government entities and has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating project documentation, ranging from the Australian Standard suite of contracts through to project specific and PPP documentation.

Alex has a particular focus on disputes, including expert determination, adjudications, arbitration and Court proceedings. Alex has acted for clients in a broad range of construction and mining disputes including scope and variation claims, design, defect and delay/prolongation claims, injunctions and security of payment adjudications and appeals. Alex has significant expertise in Supreme Court actions in the Technology and Construction List.

Alex has completed secondments in the legal teams of Lendlease, Transport Infrastructure & Services and Sydney Trains.

Alex commenced his career advising insurers in relation to professional indemnity insurance policy coverage and claims.

Qualifications

  • BCom, LLB (Hons)

Independent Recognition

  • Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in Construction, 2017

Industry associations

  • Society of Construction Law Australia

Alex's Recent Experience

WesTrac

Acting for WesTrac in relation to the preparation, negotiation and execution of complicated of a number of umbrella and supply agreements for the supply and maintenance of mobile mining equipment and long walls throughout Western Australia and New South Wales.

Sydney Water

Acting for Sydney Water in relation to a number of contractual disputes and claims, including in respect of wastewater treatment plant in Western Sydney and a pumping station in Sydney's Inner West.

New Grafton Correctional Centre PPP - D&C Contractor

Advising a D&C contractor bidding as part of a consortium to design, build, operate and maintain the new 1,700 bed Grafton Correctional Centre.

Copper Mines of Tasmania

Acting for Copper Mines of Tasmania in the defence of Supreme Court proceedings commenced by a mining services contractor seeking over $75M in respect of alleged variations, delay costs and other contract adjustments.

Construction Contractors

Acting for numerous Tier 1 and Tier 2 construction contractors in relation to projects varying from $5M to $1B+, including expert determinations, arbitrations, Supreme Court proceedings and adjudications in various Australian jurisdictions.

Alex's Recent Insights

Suppliers beware - ACCC launches first small business unfair contract terms case

  • 25 Sep 2017

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted proceedings against Australia's largest privately-owned waste management company, JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd ...

Aquagenics and Break O'Day Council – insurer on the hook for delayed notification

  • 10 Jul 2017

Aquagenics and Break O'Day Council – insurer on the hook for delayed notification1The recent case of Aquagenics Pty Limited (in liquidation) v Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's a claim ...

SOPA moves into the 21st century: email service now permitted in certain circumstances

  • 29 Jun 2017

An amendment to the notice provisions of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (the Act) came into effect on 27 June 2017.1Section 31 of the Act has been amended...

To USB or not to USB – Service of Adjudications Applications

  • 22 Mar 2017

Posting a USB stick containing the documents comprising an adjudication application does not constitute service of an adjudication application until those documents are accessed by the respondent, ...