About Declan

Declan advises on the resolution of complex construction and engineering disputes. Declan has acted for contractors and subcontractors in disputes arising from the design and construction of a wide range of building and civil engineering projects. He has expertise in issues relating to loss and expense, delay and disruption, defects, design, diminution in value, contractual termination and quantum meruit claims. He is also familiar with the main Standard Form contracts and the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.

Declan has acted for major contractors, specialist subcontractors and consultants. He has advised on resolution of disputes in industries ranging from gas, ports, transport, social infrastructure and large office buildings.

Experience

  • Arbitration

    Arbitration proceedings arising out of the construction of a gas pipeline and gas gathering facilities in Roma, Queensland. Issues included total costs claims, loss and damage, and statutory misrepresentation.

  • Arbitration

    Arbitration proceedings concerning the construction of a building in Melbourne. Issues in relation to termination and repudiation, defects and claims for EOT.

  • Litigation

    Proceedings in the Victorian Supreme Court concerning the design and construction of onshore and offshore facilities for the development and commercialisation of the Minerva Gas Field, near Port Campbell, Victoria. Issues included misrepresentation; acts of prevention and time being at large; whether an agreement was varied; incorporation of terms; breach; estoppel; EOT; Notice of Delay; Suspension of Works; Dfault Notices; termination/repudiation; and loss and damage.

  • Litigation

    NSW Supreme Court proceedings concerning the construction of a building in Sydney and challenge a Deed of Company Arrangement. Further proceedings in the Court of Appeal. Issues included misrepresentation , repudiation, election to affirm, loss and damage.

  • Litigation

    Victorian Supreme Court proceedings concerning the redevelopment of port facilities in Newcastle, NSW.

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