Legal advice on conveyancing disputes, leasing disputes, defective works claims, adjudication applications and development application appeals.
Our litigation and dispute resolution team has extensive experience assisting clients in the building and construction, engineering and mining services industries. We have advised and acted for clients in relation to both commercial and residential disputes.
Our team understands the complexity and critical importance of timing issues that can arise in building and construction disputes, particularly in claims made under the Security of Payment legislation. In an area of law where mistakes and oversights can have significant impact, SWS offers a team of lawyers with close attention to detail and a focus on thorough yet efficient service delivery.
If a client’s dispute becomes litigious, we are experienced in navigating the often complex aspects of building and construction proceedings across a variety of jurisdictions. Our specialist experience in this area enables us to effectively and efficiently traverse the evidentiary issues that may arise in a building and construction dispute, including, for example, in relation to retaining and qualifying specialist experts such as engineers.
In addition to our experience in building and construction, our team also regularly advises clients on a range of property and development disputes. This experience includes advising on disputes during conveyancing or leasing transactions, contaminated land issues and in the area of property damage. We regularly work in conjunction with our Property team to advise clients on matters arising in connection with the development of property including advising on easements and encroachments and have experience in the Land and Environment Court.
Our experience includes:
Susan is a specialist commercial litigation lawyer. Since 2004 she has worked exclusively in the area of commercial litigation acting on behalf of clients across a range of industries and market...
Elizabeth leads the SWS Lawyers property and planning team and has specialised in land and water law since 2006. She has degrees in Law and Economics and was awarded First Class Honours after...