About Anna

Anna acts for a wide range of participants in the construction and infrastructure sectors, including government entities, private developers, head contractors, sub-contractors and consultants. Anna's area of practice is focussed primarily on dispute resolution and dispute avoidance. She has advised and represented clients regarding a wide range of issues arising out of construction and infrastructure projects, including contract termination and claims in respect of variations, extensions of time, prolongation and acceleration costs.

Anna regularly acts in the role of 'project counsel', advising on issues as the works progress. She also has experience in a range of formal and informal dispute resolution mechanisms including negotiation, mediation, statutory adjudication, court proceedings and both domestic and international arbitration.

Experience

  • Dispute, resolution & litigation

    Acting for an international engineering consultancy in Supreme Court proceedings and a subsequent mediation concerning claims associated with the discovery of latent conditions during the construction of a dam. The matter was settled in ADR.

  • Dispute, resolution & litigation

    Acting for a civil works contractor in an arbitration concerning claims against a statutory water authority concerning variations, latent conditions, extensions of time and delay costs associated with construction of a new sewer pipeline. The matter was settled in ADR.

  • Dispute, resolution & litigation

    Acting for a head contractor in a statutory adjudication, subsequent judicial review and arbitration proceedings concerning claims for damages flowing from the unlawful ‘take out’ by the principal of works from a contract for the construction of private sector education infrastructure.

  • Dispute, resolution & litigation

    Acting for a State government authority in relation to various disputes with contractors on separate projects for the development of major civil infrastructure.

  • Dispute, resolution & litigation

    Acting for a local government entity in an arbitration concerning various claims and counterclaims arising out of a contract for the upgrade and refurbishment of a heritage-listed municipal building, including claims for damages flowing from termination of the contract.

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