Thynne + Macartney’s construction experts advise principals, contractors and consultants on all aspects of commercial,¬†industrial and mining, retail, aged care, education and residential projects.

Our construction team advises on the impact of, and compliance with, regulation including the Building Act 1975 (Qld), Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (BCIPA), the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (QBCC Act), the Domestic Building Contracts Act 2000 (Qld), the Subcontractor’s Charges Act 1974 (Qld) and the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

Our team has expertise at both the front and back end of construction projects and can assist from the initial negotiation and financing stages through to the determination of claims that may arise, including under the QBCC Act, BCIPA and SCA.

Our experience is set out below.

Financing and structuring:

  • Advice on project financing options, structures and securities including joint venture and tripartite arrangements
  • Providing advice on GST and transfer duty for structured property acquisitions and developments

Contracts and Agreements:

  • Advising and drafting tender packages and procurement documents
  • Negotiating and drafting both standard form and bespoke construction contracts, maintenance, access and service agreements
  • Delivering interlocking suites of construction contracts and consultancy agreements for repeated in-house use and administration without repeated legal spend

Dispute resolution:

The Thynne + Macartney’s construction team have experience and expertise in all forms of dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration, expert determination, adjudication under BCIPA and court action. Our team can provide advice on prosecuting, defending and resolving:

  • security for payment claims and payment schedules
  • EOT ¬†claims, delay claims, disruption and prolongation disputes
  • claims for breach of contract, negligence, statutory non-compliance, good faith obligations, estoppel, waiver and quantum meruit, including issues of proportionate liability and indemnity and set off provisions
  • licensing and directions under the QBCC Act
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    Marc Maskell

    Marc is a partner and Thynne + Macartney's building and construction law specialist, and has expertise in front and back end matters acting for principals,...
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    Julian Troy

    Julian Troy is a Special Counsel in Thynne + Macartney's Construction Team and has over 13 years experience in building and construction law including front...