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Building and construction

Garland Waddington act for individuals, builders, tradespersons, architects, companies, consultants and the full range of parties involved in the building and construction industry.

Our building and construction lawyers can assist you with all matters in the building and construction industry including:

  1. Building contract negotiations and amendments
  2. Commercial and residential building issues
  3. Building and construction contracts (and sub-contracts)
  4. Applications to local councils
  5. Mediations
  6. Land and environment planning matters
  7. Disputes arising under building contracts
  8. Building and Construction Industry Payments Act (BCIPA)
  9. Defective building works
  10. Debt recovery
  11. Joint venture agreements
  12. Development documentation

Latest articles

Lacrosse Residential Tower decision

The much publicised fire on 24 November 2014 resulted in estimated losses exceeding $12 million as a result of the rectification of the aluminium composite panels with a 100% polyethylene core on the southern wall of the tower.  Whilst the or...

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New labour hire laws – do I need a labour licence?

Queensland, South Australia and Victoria have introduced new labour hire laws imposing licensing requirements and reporting obligations on many businesses. The licensing schemes emanate from parliamentary enquiries into working conditions incident...

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Still the season to be wary

With the recent changes in the building and construction industry, the 2018 industry shutdown is a time to be particularly wary. The Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 has been repealed. The Subcontractors’ Charges Act 197...

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During the meetings I had with Garland Waddington, they explained the legal direction in a way I could understand. This made me feel comfortable and confident to move forward. Excellent service.Alan Slade
A wealth of experience to draw on that made consideration of complex issues and a solution easy to understand. We have every confidence in their advice and strongly recommend them to others.R Kerr, Store City
Ken and the team at Garland Waddington are very knowledgeable and I have the utmost respect for them. Everyone I deal with always makes me feel like they have my best interests at heart.Bruce Perry
On an intellectual property licence agreement, I found them to be personable and they got the results required. Their service was reliable and prompt. I look forward to working with them into the future.Garth Chapman

A litigation issue was causing us enormous stress. We achieved the result we needed. We WON! The staff were easy to deal with. Their knowledge was outstanding and they were great communicators.Kate Marshall
We were blown away with how friendly everyone was. The staff member in particular who carried out our conveyancing work was prompt and very approachable. We were very happy with the cost as well.Paul and Lyn Thomas

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During the meetings I had with Garland Waddington, they explained the legal direction in a way I could understand. This made me feel comfortable and confident to move forward. Excellent service.Alan Slade
A wealth of experience to draw on that made consideration of complex issues and a solution easy to understand. We have every confidence in their advice and strongly recommend them to others.R Kerr, Store City
Ken and the team at Garland Waddington are very knowledgeable and I have the utmost respect for them. Everyone I deal with always makes me feel like they have my best interests at heart.Bruce Perry
On an intellectual property licence agreement, I found them to be personable and they got the results required. Their service was reliable and prompt. I look forward to working with them into the future.Garth Chapman
During the meetings I had with Garland Waddington, they explained the legal direction in a way I could understand. This made me feel comfortable and confident to move forward. Excellent service.Alan Slade
A wealth of experience to draw on that made consideration of complex issues and a solution easy to understand. We have every confidence in their advice and strongly recommend them to others.R Kerr, Store City
Ken and the team at Garland Waddington are very knowledgeable and I have the utmost respect for them. Everyone I deal with always makes me feel like they have my best interests at heart.Bruce Perry
On an intellectual property licence agreement, I found them to be personable and they got the results required. Their service was reliable and prompt. I look forward to working with them into the future.Garth Chapman

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