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Our construction lawyers offer practical support for all stages of the project lifecycle.

  • Expertise from project structuring right through to dispute resolution
  • Commercially pragmatic, practical solutions
  • Work directly with senior construction lawyers with specialist expertise
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New projects

We prepare and review contracts for new projects.

The success of any project is determined well before anyone sets foot on site. 

Our construction lawyers provide practical support in the following areas:

We are regularly asked to advise on different procurement methods, including GMP, construction management and managing contractor arrangements.

We are familiar with all of the key Australian Standard forms of contract, including as AS 4000, AS 2124, AS 4902, AS 4300AS 4916 and many more.

We act for commercial contractors and on projects generally in the range of $5-30 million. We do not advise on domestic construction contracts.

Our construction lawyers offer practical, commonsense advice. 

Contract Reviews

Contact us today for a contract review 

We advise on commercial projects typically in the range of $5-30m, right across Australia.

Most of the contracts we review are bespoke contracts or modified Australian Standards (e.g. AS 4000, AS 2124, AS 4300, AS 4902, AS 4916 etc).

Our reviews will allow you to quickly identify key risk areas and are presented in a way that is easy to understand.

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Project Support

We can continue to support your project team well after the contract is signed. 

When things change or don't go to plan, we can step in to support the project team. 

  • Contract administration support, including developing flowcharts and standard forms, training. (Click here if you haven't already seen our AS 4000 User Guide.)
  • Project audits and health checks
  • Dispute avoidance and dispute resolution, including defects disputes and security of payment.

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AS 4000 Contract User Guide

This practical guide contains easy-to-understand commentary, flowcharts, contract administration templates, flowcharts and checklists. It covers issues such as:

- Overview and key concepts explained
- Assembling the contract
- Administering EOTs, variations and latent conditions
- Payment claims and disputes

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Corporate & Commercial Law

We can provide practical legal counsel right across your business.

Turtons is more than just a construction law firm. We have the expertise to provide legal support across your entire business. And if we can't help, we'll be able to steer you in the direction of someone who can.

Our commercial law services include:

  • business structuring and asset protection
  • commercial contract advice
  • systems development and risk management advice
  • shareholder issues, such as shareholder agreements, joint ventures and corporate governance
  • employee issues, including employee incentives and employee share schemes
  • business acquisitions
  • succession planning and business sales

Because we're not just construction lawyers, we look at problems from different angles. We always have an eye on the bigger picture. We partner with our clients over the long term. 

Guide to Employee Share Schemes

Have you thought about an employee share scheme?

A number of companies in the construction sector are using employee share schemes to attract, retain and motivate key staff. They can also be a fundamental part of your business succession strategy.

This free guide provides a detailed overview, including:

  • pros and cons of employee share schemes,
  • different models used in Australia, including option plans and phantom schemes, and
  • case studies.
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Examples of recent projects we have been involved with

Refurbishment and fit out of a commercial office building in NSW ($40m)

Construction of serviced apartment buildings in NSW (various, $10-15m)

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

Defects dispute involving the construction of a new car dealership in regional NSW


Gerard McMahon

Group Executive & Co-founder, SHAPE Australia

We’ve been working with Turtons since we opened our doors in 1989. Turtons has been an intergral part of our business success. We wouldn’t think of going anywhere else.
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