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Gerard McMahon

Director and Co-Founder, SHAPE Australia

Turtons is an integral part of our business success. We wouldn’t think of going anywhere else.

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We act for contractors, developers, consultants and other stakeholders in the construction industry. Click here to learn more.


We advise entrepreneurs and established businesses in the technology sector. Click here to learn more.

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Useful Resources

Employee Share Schemes: A Guide for Privately Owned Companies

All sorts of companies are using employee share schemes to attract, retain and motivate key staff. It's not just start-ups and large corporates. 

This guide provides a detailed overview, including:

  • pros and cons of employee share schemes
  • different models used in Australia, including option plans and phantom schemes
  • case studies
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Construction Contracts 101

What is a Deed of Collateral Warranty?

In a construction context, a deed of collateral warranty is a deed signed by a subcontractor that contains warranties and other obligations in favour ...

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AS 4902

What is a qualifying cause of delay under AS 4902?

A qualifying cause of delay under AS 4902 is a delay for which the contractor can claim an EOT. The specific qualifying causes of delay are explained ...

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AS 4902

How to claim a variation under AS 4902

This article explains how to claim a variation under AS 4902. It includes a flowchart to explain the process. 1. What is a variation under AS 4902? A ...

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Construction Contracts 101

What is a "global claim" under a construction contract?

A global claim is where a contractor makes a claim for a single amount of money by reference to multiple underlying causes or events. They typically a...

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