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. 


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. We are also currently a member of the Construction, Infrastructure & Major Projects Panel of the Victorian Government Legal Services Panel.

Members of our team have been recognised for expertise in constuction and law with awards including:

  • Recognised by Best Lawyers for expertise in Construction
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific – Leading Individual Construction
  • Chambers Asia Pacific – Recognised Practitioner in Construction and Infrastructure
  • Best Lawyers - Alternative Dispute Resolution and Government Practice
  • Australian Law Awards – Finalist Partner of the Year
  • Doyle’s Guide – Construction Law Rising Star

Our team members regularly present to industry forums on construction law topics including through regular invitations to conduct training for the Urban Development Institute of Australia, Member of Victorian Municipal Building Surveyors Group, law societies and universities. We present on key construction law topics including Security of Payment Act claims and Australian Standards Construction Contracts.

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 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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