Construction Law

Building and Construction law is one of CM Lawyers’ primary specialties, with a team of Sydney-based solicitors and engineers who are experienced and well-versed in construction law and contract administration to confidently advise on construction and engineering contracts, as well as dealing with major infrastructure, construction and engineering disputes.

Our building and construction team at CM Lawyers understands the complex legal and technical issues that can affect the success of a construction project, and are dedicated to making the process as smooth as possible for all parties involved.

Whether the project you are working on is a house, office building, residential development, factory, other commercial premises or civil infrastructures, CM Lawyers can assist you, providing expertise in the following areas of law:

  • Contract interpretation, administration & advice
  • Security of Payment claims and defences (NSW and nationally)
  • Joint venture agreements & advice on business structures
  • Development Applications – Local Council
  • Development Applications – Land & Environment Court
  • Professional liability & negligence
  • Tribunal & Court attendances
  • Insurance claims advice
  • Risk management
  • Claims resolution
  • Construction litigation
  • Home warranty insurance claims
  • Arbitration, mediation, adjudication, expert determination and other forms of alternative dispute resolution
  • Home Building Act 1989
  • Debt recovery
  • Insolvency & bankruptcy
  • Owners Corporation defect claims
  • Variation, defect and time related disputes
  • Advising subcontractors
  • Large scale construction and engineering contracts and disputes
  • Building and construction contract management
  • Design and engineering consultancy agreements and contract advice
  • Major construction and contract claims
  • Contaminated land
  • Legal representation in all forms of court litigation, tribunal hearings,arbitration, mediation and adjudication
  • Contract drafting, contract advice and risk analysis
  • Tendering and procurement strategies
  • Education and training in contract administration and risk management

Our Construction Law Services


Building & Construction Contracts

Your building contract is just as important as the plans, designs, materials and labour. Get the best advice possible.

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Home Building Act & Home Warranty Insurance

Find out how this important piece of legislation is protecting homeowners from the risks associated with building or renovating a property.

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Development Applications

Find out more about the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the complex process of Development Applications.

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Security of Payment

If you’ve completed construction work under construction contract you are legally protected by an enforceable and statutory right to payment.

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Delay, Variation & Defect Claims

Delay, variation and defect claims are the additional costs that may have been incurred by contractors as a result of a delay caused by the person hiring the contractor.

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Construction Litigation & Dispute Resolution

The Building and Construction Security of Payment Act 1999 is the primary legislative instrument regulating payment practices in building and construction. Find out how your rights are protected when it comes to construction litigation and disputes.

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