building, construction and engineering

Tottle Partners has repeatedly been recognised as a leading Western Australian law firm for both non-contentious and contentious construction, infrastructure and major projects work.

Our construction partners are ‘hands on’ partners who personally manage the majority of the work which our clients require.

We have the knowledge, experience and resources to meet the strategic outcomes our clients require, including in complex litigation. We have long standing relationships with leading consultants, experts and counsel in all major Australian jurisdictions.

We act primarily for contractors, both Australian and multinational, as well as for owners, consultants, builders and developers. We work on onshore and offshore projects across many sectors including resources, renewable energy, infrastructure, commercial construction, logistics and education. 

We provide advice and representation throughout the course of a project, including:

  • project structuring and risk strategy advice

  • pre-bid, ECI and relationship based contracting advice

  • tender preparation and review

  • contract review

  • planning, preparation, negotiation and implementation of all forms of contracts, including relationship based contracts (PPP, alliance and partnering type agreements) works, services, supply and hire

  • preparation of related procurement documentation

  • contract implementation advice, including preparation of project administration documentation

  • project and claims management advice

  • dispute resolution including court litigation, domestic and international arbitration, expert determination, mediation and informal contract dispute resolution

  • adjudication under security of payment legislation in various Australian jurisdictions

Successful outcomes we have recently achieved for our clients include:

  • preparation of a comprehensive suite of contracts for a multi-disciplinary contractor operating throughout Australia and abroad

  • contract preparation and implementation advice to a leading Western Australian university regarding its campus renewal project

  • settlement of substantial claims by a contractor on a Perth hospital project

  • adjudication of a series of high value payment disputes on a significant Western Australian resources project


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