Building & Construction Law

Bryks Lawyers features a team of building and construction law experts dedicated to providing cost-effective legal advice and risk management strategies to our clients. Our holistic approach to all things building and construction means that you can get on with the job at hand without having to worry about the legal side of things!

Our experience in building and construction law includes:

Drafting a range of bespoke contracts in plain English that cater to the individual needs of the client, including consultancy, subcontractor and supply agreements

Advising on and drafting amendments to the full suite of Australian Standards construction contracts

Educating and assisting clients on risk management and developing individualised checklists for their consideration and use in future negotiations

Negotiating disputes on behalf of clients

Advising principals, head contractors, subcontractors and consultants to minimise risk and maximise commerciality in all stages of contract, from tender to negotiation, project administration to completion, and dispute resolution

Providing guidance on the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (SOPA) and equivalent legislation in other Australian states, including the client’s rights when:

  • making and receiving a payment claim;
  • there is a dispute over a payment claim; and
  • applying for adjudication to resolve a payment claim dispute

Managing a client’s PPSA profile by providing ongoing support and review of PPSA registrations and compliance issues

We provide comprehensive legal advice and creative commercial solutions to ensure that you will get the most out of your building and construction project, whatever that may be.  Please contact us if you wish to receive further information on our building and construction law expertise or if you wish to discuss how we may assist you.
We acted for a commercial fit out and refurbishment company that was engaged to deliver simultaneous make good and fit out works on time and on budget.
We provided the necessary advice and documentation required to structure the full scope of the works under two separate contracts that distinguished payment claims and scope for the relevant portion of the works.
We acted for a temporary fencing supplier that is engaged to deliver and install concrete barriers to assist the construction of a tolled motorway linking the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills ('NorthConnex').
We assisted in negotiating the contract to reduce our client's exposure to risk and liability, particularly around consequential loss, which is simply unforeseeable in a project of this size.