Building & construction litigation

Sometimes success is measured as much by what you avoid as what you action.

During the course of any construction project, disputes are bound to emerge over variations to scope, defects, delays and payments. The Redchip property team takes a proactive approach to resolving disputes either under the construction contract or through the payment security process.

The Redchip team operates with the mentality that pre-warned is pre-armed. We assume there is a likelihood that disputes will arise between parties entering into any construction or property agreement.

We work with our clients across the construction, infrastructure, development and transport sectors to ensure they go in with their contractual and payment processes established to minimise the impact of potential disagreements.

We take a holistic approach to protecting your interests and managing the fallout from litigation should it be necessary. Our deliverables to contractors, subcontractors, homeowners, builders and developers encompass:

  • Practical, commercial and strategic advice concerning payment claims, including preparation of contracts and claims, as well as prosecuting or defending claims under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act
  • Counsel to principals when contractual disputes arise under the construction contract, specifically breach of contract, termination, liquidated damages and calling on security under the contract
  • Maintaining cash flow consistency for contracts and subcontractors through strategic use of payment regimes, including adjudication where required
  • Risk management plans for disputes, financial protection, payments or resistance to claims
  • Acting for home owners in domestic building contract disputes, and taking a proactive approach to protecting their rights under the contract
  • Representing builders and contractors in administrative review proceedings against the Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Our focus in delivering advice to clients is to maintain a pragmatic approach that understands the role of adjudication and preparation in avoiding damaging fallout from litigation.

Meet The Experts


Robert Champney

Associate Director

Robert strives to identify the key issues early in any dispute and to deliver pragmatic, commercial advice to protect and advance his client’s...

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Rebecca Forsyth


Clients rely on Rebecca’s holistic solutions and down-to-earth advice to help them through their disputes, insolvency and commercial...

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Robert Lalor


Whilst heading up our Property team, Robert also works in the Commercial space, with a particular aptitude for private treaty mergers and...

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Trent Akhurst

Associate Director

Trent Akhurst is a dealmaker. His end goal is to keep a transaction progressing to a point where all stakeholders achieve their desired...

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