Contract drafting and negotiation
Construction Legal has an in-depth understanding of the realities and risks that developers, contractors and consultants face every day. We work closely with our clients to ensure their interests are met and their risk profile is properly reflected in the documentation.
Construction and engineering projects can involve multiple parties, including landowners, developers, architects, consultants, contractors and subcontractors whose varying responsibilities and risks are outlined in a web of contracts.
Risk is part and parcel of all contracts and always dominate almost every negotiation. At Construction Legal, we have an in-depth understanding of the realities and risks that developers, contractors and consultants face every day. We spend time to understand our clients’ core business and risk profile which in turn allows us to achieve favourable contract terms for our clients in the negotiation, drafting and review of construction contracts.
We are experienced in negotiating all types of construction contracts and consultancy agreements including complex multi-party agreements with back to back requirements and because we are involved in dispute resolution of construction disputes, we know and understand the issues that arise on projects and the contract clauses that need to be reflected in the documentation to safeguard your company’s rights and interests.
Our breadth of experience
Our experience extends to negotiating all types of construction contracts from standard forms to contracts that are bespoke, including:
- Standard forms construction contracts and subcontract including Australian Standards, FIDIC, GC21, ABIC MW and Master Builders contracts
- Design and Construct contracts and subcontracts
- Construct-only contracts
- Supply and install contracts
- Consultancy agreements
- Access Deeds
- Minor works contracts
- Construction management agreements
- We can also prepare user guides and deliver training sessions to your staff in relation to the administration of any of the above documentation
“With each subcontract negotiation, Construction Legal makes an effort to thoroughly investigate and qualify the issue raised with our project team so that the company’s interests and risk profile is properly reflected in the subcontracts.”