Construction and Infrastructure

Russell Kennedy provides expert legal advice at all stages of the project lifecycle for construction and infrastructure projects. Our team works on significant projects across Australia for government and private clients. 


We act for principals, contractors, sponsors, financiers and all levels of government across a range of industry sectors including transport, aged care and retirement living, universities, health, housing, water, property development and the defence and security sector. Our specialist construction and infrastructure lawyers are respected for their extensive experience, industry insights and commitment to client care.

Our team has the depth to support you throughout the lifecycle of your project – from early planning through to execution and completion. We regularly advise on project design and delivery methodology, project financing, tendering and negotiation of projects, contract management, dispute resolution and arbitration or litigation in all tribunals, courts and forums. 

At Russell Kennedy, our team have worked on some significant and complex construction transactions and disputes.

Our Construction and Infrastructure team works closely with other specialist practice groups within our firm to provide a holistic approach to construction and infrastructure law.

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