Branevan Shankumar

Senior Associate

About Branevan

Branevan advises clients on large-scale construction disputes including disputes relating to contract, defective building works, negligence and actions under the Australian Consumer Law. He has particular expertise in eDiscovery, and is familiar with utilising ‘technology assisted review’ to minimise the time and cost of completing the discovery process.

Branevan first qualified and gained experience as a civil engineer before turning to the law. Before joining Maddocks, he worked for the Victorian Building Authority and appeared on behalf of the regulator in building and plumbing prosecutorial matters and assisted in Victorian building legislation reforms.


  • Construction

    Acting for a tier 1 major contractor in Supreme Court of Victoria proceedings concerning claims for liquidated damages, extensions of time and delay damages in relation to the design and construction of a A$120 million high-rise apartment complex in Victoria.

  • Arbitration

    Acting for a major Victorian Government procurement authority in an arbitration concerning work on a landfill site, involving around 30 claims for extensions of time and delay damages, as well as counterclaims for liquidated damages.

  • Local government

    Advising local government clients and private contractors on regulatory issues, including protection work matters under the Victorian building legislation and temporary occupation of buildings and classification of buildings under the National Construction Code.

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