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Building & Construction


The TressCox Building and Construction team provides focused commercial advice in respect to building, construction, Owners Corporation/Strata and infrastructure projects and related disputes nationally.

We can provide advice for every phase of your construction project from ‘front end’ initial contract negotiation (contract drafting, reviews, negotiations and tender advice) to advice on contract issues during construction (payment claims, extension of time, contract interpretation, defects, suspensions, termination) and for ‘back end’ disputes (requiring commercial negotiation and potential litigation).

We understand that your margins and deadlines are tight and the allocation and management of risk is of key importance to you and the success of all projects.

Our national Building and Construction team has the resources, expertise and understanding to help you address all of your building, engineering and construction needs. Our team draws on the experience of leading industry professionals who have represented and worked alongside the construction industry for many years.

We act on behalf of developers, contractors, builders, subcontractors, building practitioners, state government departments, local councils, major property owners, owners corporations and strata communities, retirement village developers and operators, financiers and insurers.

In litigious matters, we provide strong commercial advice with recommendations and have the experience, depth and expertise to assist you achieve positive commercial outcomes. We act and appear in all jurisdictions and Courts related to building disputes including specialist Boards and Tribunals.

We are also involved with industry organisations including Master Builders Association Victoria (MBAV), Queensland Master Builders Association (QMBA), Housing Industry Association (HIA), Strata Community Australia (SCA Vic), Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV), Australian Society of Building Consultants (ASBC), Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS), Infrastructure Association of Queensland (IAQ), Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), and Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), to name a few, as well as professionals engaged in the construction industry.

Our team members have a comprehensive understanding of the construction industry, its major players and primary legal issues which enables us to provide you with the comprehensive legal advice you need to start or resolve your construction project.

@TressCoxBuild on Twitter

TressCox has launched another Twitter profile, @TressCoxBuild focusing on Building & Construction and Owners Corporation news, views and stories of interest from the Building & Construction team at @TressCox Lawyers.

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Our Building & Construction Achievements

Asia Pacific Legal 500

We have been listed as a recommended law firm in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2006/07 - 2017 inclusive) for Construction.

Asialaw Profiles 

We have been listed as a highly recommended (2017 & 2018) and a recommended (2016) law firm in the AsiaLaw Profiles for Construction & Real Estate.

We have been listed as a recommended (2017 & 2018) law firm in the AsiaLaw Profiles for Projects & Infrastructure. 

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Commercial Litigation & Insolvency

Employment, IR & Workplace Safety

Insurance and Insurance Litigation



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