Rod O'Sullivan - Partner

Rod O'SullivanRod is a partner in our litigation and dispute resolution section.  Rod concentrates particularly upon the resolution of construction, property, leasing and body corporate disputes, insolvency, insurance, intellectual property and debt recovery.

Rod has over 20 years’ experience in all courts and a number of tribunals including the Building and Retail Shop Lease Lists of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and before the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

He is a member of the Housing Industry Association and Queensland Master Builders Association and regularly advises building owners, developers, builders, suppliers and subcontractors in relation to building contracts and disputes, including claims under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017.  He has particular experience in advising building owners, builders, and subcontractors of their rights and obligations when a party involved in a building project is insolvent or in financial distress. 

He acts for bodies corporate, building managers and unit owners in disputes arising under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 and provides advice on the rights and oglibations of people managing or living in community titles schemes.  Rod's experience in building and construction matters make him particularly well placed to advise bodies corporate unit owners faced with building defects.

His debt recovery and insolvency work has exposed him to and given him an insight into a number of industries including retail and commercial leasing, property development, transport and fuel distribution. He also provides advice to liquidators and bankruptcy trustees on insolvency related matters.

Rod firmly believes that litigation is a process designed to resolve disputes and has experience in numerous dispute resolution processes including case appraisal, mediation and pre-trial conferences. Rod has a Certificate in Mediation with a particular interest in construction, leasing and body corporate disputes. 

Rod's Publications
Why your ‘security’ may not be as secure as you think
Get Your Lease Default Notice Right or Give the Tenant a Free Kick!

Contact Rod:
(07) 3307 4568
rosullivan@shandtaylor.com.au

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