Expertise

Julian is a Building & Construction lawyer with over 16 years’ diverse experience in the industry, including advising on payment claims and adjudications, licencing issues, litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and drafting and advising on various forms of construction contracts, services and supply agreements.

Julian has advised clients on major infrastructure projects in Queensland, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Northern Territory, and Western Australia. Julian more recently focuses on advising clients in respect of payment recovery and subcontractors’ charge claims in Queensland under the new BIF Act – Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld). 

Julian appreciates the importance of delivering projects on time and on budget. He helps his clients achieve this by providing succinct and timely advice allowing his clients to make well informed decisions at the right time.

Experience

Julian’s experience in his principal areas of practice includes:

  • drafting and negotiation of construction and commercial contracts

  • advising on project management, compliance and risk management

  • litigation and alternative dispute resolution

  • payment recovery – BIF Act payment claims and adjudications

  • subcontractor’s charge claims and related Court proceedings

  • advising on QBCC licencing and compliance

Pro bono and Community Work

Julian has volunteered at Redfern Legal Centre in Sydney, undertaken vocational work at HIV Aids Legal Centre in Sydney and RSPCA NSW, and is a member and sponsor of Animals Australia.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (University of Sydney)

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) (University of Sydney)

Jurisdictions Admitted To Practice

  • High Court of Australia

  • Supreme Court of Queensland

“In life and in business we all face challenges. I am acutely aware of the importance of trust and commitment in building and maintaining strong relationships to navigate those challenges. Strong and committed relationships in life and business attract success. Shared success is a reward of its own.”