Australia has one of the highest construction costs of any country in the world and building disputes are prevalent and costly. These two factors make it sensible to get expert legal advice at the early phase of any project and getting that guidance from lawyers who are also well versed in resolving disputes arising from badly drafted construction contracts makes even more sense.
Makinson d’Apice offers a team with expert knowledge in building and construction. We have an exceptional record of achieving results for our clients – from ensuring that contracts are written to provide maximum protection, through to resolving disputes often through negotiation instead of litigation.
We have detailed knowledge of how building and construction projects operate, the pressures that cause them to go wrong, the laws that govern the industry and the perspective the courts are taking in applying them.
The practice has a particular speciality in representing Owners Corporations and Community Associations in building and insurance claims, including building defect claims and home owners warranty insurance claims. Working together with our Strata and Community Title Practice and drawing upon the practice’s wealth of experience in acting for these clients, we ensure that clients receive practical and complete advice and representation.