I work tirelessly on behalf of clients. My integrity, and the integrity of clients, will not be compromised.

Gianna in 60 seconds

Gianna specialises in contentious matters in the construction industry with a focus on issues and risks facing head contractors.

Gianna's experience includes contentious and non-contentious matters for commercial and government clients in the construction, transport, mining and infrastructure industries.

Gianna advises clients on all aspects of dispute resolution, including commercial settlements, mediations, expert determinations, security of payment claims, injunctions and litigation.

In addition to contentious matters, Gianna has a broad range of experience with drafting, reviewing and advising on documentation for construction and infrastructure projects and the supply of mining machinery. This experience includes Australian Standards, GC21 and bespoke contracts.

Gianna has worked as a Judge's Associate in the District Court of New South Wales with a Judge sitting in both civil and criminal jurisdictions.

Qualifications

  • LLB

Industry associations

  • Society of Construction Law Australia
  • National Association of Women in Construction

Gianna's Recent Experience

Local Government Authority

Advising a local government authority in relation to the preparation and implementation of a new suite of precedents for construction projects and drafting agreements based on the client's risk profile.

Building Materials Supplier

Acting for a supplier of allegedly defective materials used in the construction of a major infrastructure project in Supreme Court Proceedings.

Government Agency

Preparing documentation to be issued for tender by a government agency for the lease and management of heavy vehicles, providing advice throughout the tender process and drafting negotiated amendments to the agreements.

Head Contractor

Acting for a head contractor in relation to the design and construction of a $120 million data centre. Assisted the head contractor to resolve upstream and downstream issues concerning liquidation damages, defects and the retention and release of security.

Head Contractor

Drafting template consultancy agreements to be used by the operations, trains and systems (OTS) contractor in the design and construct phase of the North West Rail Link (NWRL). Drafting an agreement to manage risk associated with the OTS package over the operate and maintain phase of the NWRL.