Building and Construction Disputes

Tina McAulay has extensive experience in acting for parties in building and construction related claims.

Whether you are the principal in a large mining or construction project, a subcontractor or a domestic owner or builder,  Tina can assist you.

The most common disputes in construction relate to:

  • Timing and delay;
  • Quality;
  • Payment; and/or
  •  Scope

We can help you to identify, prevent, manage and minimise your risks and exposure.  Whether it is in drafting and negotiating terms in your contract or it is in relation to a dispute during the life or after the contract, we can provide you with strategic advice and methods to mitigate loss.

We can assist you to cost effectively and efficiently resolve a dispute.  We have experience in arbitration, mediation, expert determination, adjudication and conciliation and in Courts and tribunals relating to construction related disputes.

We will normally accept instructions from all clients in relation to large, small or medium scale disputes including:

  • Contract negotiation (not drafting);
  • Development and property related construction;
  • Advice on obligations under the Construction Contracts Act;
  • Advice and representation in dispute resolution – adjudication, mediation, arbitration and expert determination;
  • Advice and representation in resolving disputes – either at the Building Commission, State Administrative Tribunal, Magistrates, District or Supreme Courts of Western Australia;
  • Payment disputes and rapid adjudication;
  • Extension of time;
  • Defect liability and latent defects;
  • Liquidated damages;
  • Home Building disputes; and
  • Briefing experts

Please call us to obtain strategic advice and methods to resolve your dispute and minimise your risk.

Key Contacts

Tina McAulay

Tina McAulay

Team Leader
08 6252 2473
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Cornerstone Legal

Cornerstone Legal
Suite 1, Market City Commercial Centre
280 Bannister Road
Canning Vale
Western Australia 6155

Phone: +61 8 9456 0900
Fax: +61 8 9456 1432