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Specialist construction lawyers to support you throughout your project.

  • Work direct with a senior, specialist construction lawyer 
  • Deep expertise across all commonly used delivery models and contract forms
  • Niche expertise in contracting strategy and claims support
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Our aim is to help you achieve your project objectives.
There are a number of ways we can help.

Contract Strategy  & Contract Preparation
Contract Strategy & Contract Preparation

We help asset owners and head contractors choose appropriate delivery models and prepare contracts that align with their commercial objectives. 


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Contract Reviews

We help contractors understand the risks contained in the contracts they are asked to sign, and assist them in implementing effective strategies to avoid, manage and mitigate those risks. 


Contract Administration & Disputes

We provide contract administration support in real time. We specialise in avoiding, de-escalating and resolving claims, including disputes over payments, variations, delays and defects.


For decades, we have supported property owners, contractors, project managers and other project-stakeholders across Australia.

Contract Strategy and Contract Preparation

We can make sure your contract aligns with your commercial objectives. 

Construction contracts come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. 

We can help you:

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Contract Reviews

We can help you quickly identify key contractual risks and develop effective strategies to manage them.

We work with all of the major standard form contracts, including the Australian Standards, FIDIC and NEC documents, as well as the various templates used by the Australian, State and Territory Governments (including GC 21).

We are familiar with the numerous amendments that developers, governments and other principals make to those forms, and the additional risks they create.

We can help you:

  • Review contracts
  • Prepare contract qualifications and departures tables
  • Help you negotiate contract issues with your client
  • Draft amendments

Because you will work directly with a senior lawyer with specialist industry expertise, our advice is always practical and we can focus your attention on the issues that count.

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Claims Administration and Disputes

We can help you protect your position throughout the project.

We have specialised expertise in advising on claims.

This includes:

  • Advising on the merits of claims
  •  preparing claims and responses to claims
  • Assisting in the formulation of negotiation strategies
  • Advising on disputes, including payment, defects and delay disputes

Working with one of our senior lawyers means that you will receive strategically focused advice, promptly when needed.

We have expertise across a wide range of disputes in all jurisdictions across Australia, including:

  • Security of payment and other payment disputes,
  • Claims for extensions of time, delay costs and liquidated damages, and
  • Defects and property damage claims
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Upskill your team with contract training options presented by one of Australia's leading construction lawyers

On Demand Webinars

  • Free on demand webinars available at any time
  • Expert presenters with free downloads and supporting materials
  • Practical tips for principals and contractors
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1 Hour Live Training

  • Online or in-person
  • Practical content tailored to your needs
  • Presented by a senior construction lawyer with opportunities for Q&A
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Half-Day Contract Training

  • Online or in-person
  • Comprehensive training workshop, tailored for your organisation
  • Presented by a senior construction lawyer with detailed case studies and extensive Q&A
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Corporate & Commercial Law

We can provide practical legal counsel right across your business.

Being industry specialists, we can provide practical support for all of your business needs.

Our commercial law services cover business structuring, asset protection, contract advice, risk management, shareholder issues, employee matters, due diligence, and succession planning.

We approach problems from different perspectives and prioritize the bigger picture. We establish long-term partnerships with our clients.

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Turton Lawyers Corporate and Commercial

We advise on a range of projects, across a range of industry sectors, across Australia.

A small sample of recent projects we have advised on.

The range of projects we work on is incredibly broad.  We have experience across all industry sectors, including commercial, health, civil, infrastructure, energy, Defence and government, to name a few.  
  • Refurbishment and fit out of a commercial office building in NSW ($40m)
  • Construction of a solar farm in the ACT ($20m)
  • Construction of serviced apartment buildings in NSW (various, $10-15m)
  • Construction of a specialised manufacturing facility in QLD ($15m)
  • Refurbishment of Defence facilities (various, $10m-30m)
  • Remediation of a commercial jetty in South Australia ($13m)
  • Construction of a landfill facility in Western Australia ($7m)
  • Refurbishment of a university building in Sydney
  • Payment/delay dispute involving a large retail project in Melbourne ($25m project, $4m dispute)
  • Refurbishment of a hotel in Sydney (various, $10-25m)
  • Rectification of a reservoir in far north Queensland
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We proudly support a number of leading and emerging companies working in the Australian property and construction sector.

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Helpful Resources

AS 4000 Contract User Guide

This practical guide contains easy-to-understand commentary, flowcharts, contract administration templates, flowcharts and checklists. 

With more than 20 individual resources, this guide covers issues such as:

  • a general introduction to AS 4000, with key concepts explained
  • how to assemble an AS 4000 contract
  • when the contract sum can be adjusted
  • extensions of time, variations and payment claims.
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Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.

When you call us, we will put you in touch with a senior construction lawyer, being the person with whom you would work.  Consequently, you will be able to tell, very quickly, whether and how we can help.

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