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Whether residential, commercial or industrial, building projects are typically complex and involve a broad range of issues. They are also frequently subject to disputes, which can cause substantial financial loss.

Mitigating losses requires good planning and implementation from the outset to minimise the likelihood of disputes and good management of any issues or disputes that do arise.

Get it right from the start

Good legal advice is essential from the start of any building, construction or mining project.

This should cover topics including:

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Legal requirements to undertake the project
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Obtaining government consents
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Project structuring, risk analysis and management
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Finance
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Due diligence inquiries
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Negotiation and drafting of contracts
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Contract administration

Managing the project

If during the course of a building project disputes do arise, it is essential to have an experienced lawyer at your side to assist with the management and resolution.

Greenhalgh Pickhard’s legal team has more than 50 years of experience in dealing with domestic, commercial and industrial building disputes.

They have expertise in advising on various types of disputes, including those relating to:

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Quality of the work
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Scope of work
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Building protection
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Health and safety
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Progress and final payments
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Payment claims
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Progress of the work and extensions of time
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Regulatory compliance issues
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Rectification of defects
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Breach of contract and termination.

Legal services relating to disputes extend to mediation, arbitration or court and tribunal representation.

Other Services

Greenhalgh Pickard’s building and construction lawyers understand building issues and how to manage them to obtain the best results for their clients.

Besides assisting clients with planning, managing clients’ building projects and resolving building disputes by alternate dispute resolution as well as conducting litigation, additional services are offered in relation to the following:

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Debt recovery and debt management
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Building commission issues and licensing
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Professional liability and negligence
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Insurance claims
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Bankruptcy and insolvency
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