Building & Construction

Our Practice

Our lawyers aim to give common sense legal advice to cover all stages of the building process including the formation of construction contracts through to the resolution of building disputes.

We act for property developers, homeowners, builders, subcontractors and associated professionals such as architects and engineers.  We can advise clients on construction contracts and look to find creative, practical solutions to any problems that may arise during the building process.

We have represented builders, subcontractors and building owners (both commercial and residential) in all courts including the Building List of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and have acted for a variety of subcontractors and principals in disputes arising under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 and Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991.

Our Expertise

Our team regularly provides advice in the following areas:

  • residential and commercial building contracts
  • issues arising under the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act including minimum financial requirements and licencing issues
  • claims by subcontractors
  • making and responding to adjudication applications under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act
  • setting aside adjudication decisions
  • claims for damages as a result of negligent engineering advice
  • noise, disturbance or structural complaints by neighbours in respect of building projects
  • building disputes and complaints to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission
  • the review of decisions made by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission
  • encroachment issues
  • mediation or alternative resolution of building disputes
  • building covenants on small or large scale developments
  • debt recovery for builders, engineers, architects and subcontractors
  • defective building claims against builders, architects or engineers

Shand Taylor Lawyers is a member of the Queensland Master Builders Association, Housing Industry Association, Property Council of Australia, Urban Development Institute of Australia (Qld Division) and Strata Community Australia. We are happy to provide assistance to members of those organisations and we have access to a wide range of resources to assist those in the building industry.

We also have considerable experience in the issues that may arise when a building contractor or subcontractor becomes insolvent. We regularly assist liquidators, receivers and managers, company administrators and bankruptcy trustees with the competing claims that can arise when a building contractor or subcontractor experiences financial difficulties.

Our Team

Please refer your enquiries to:MBHIA        

Rod O’Sullivan, Partner 
(07) 3307 4568

Alex Tuhtan, Partner 
(07) 3307 4544

Ruby Nielsen, Associate 
(07) 3307 4551

Charlie Hodgetts, Lawyer 
(07) 3307 4513

Samuel Young, Law Graduate
(07) 3307 4517

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