Building & Construction Lawyers Melbourne

McMahon Fearnley has a highly experienced team of industry-leading building and construction lawyers, led by our Managing Director David Powell. With experience representing clients from owners and builders to body corporates and owners’ corporations, he has a deep understanding of the complexities of construction law that is shared by our team. Our expertise can guide you as you select and complete the appropriate building contract, and assist you in resolving any disputes you may encounter along the way.

Engaging building lawyers and construction lawyers in Melbourne is straightforward and approachable with the team at McMahon Fearnley, whatever the complexities and requirements of your case. Whether you’re a builder, a property owner or an owners corporation, we will offer you the practical advice you need to achieve the outcomes you’re after.

Contractual Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Our construction and building contract lawyers have extensive experience in litigation, negotiation and dispute resolution within building and construction law. Our Managing Director David Powell has assisted builders, owners, owners corporations and large and medium scale developers in resolving property-related commercial disputes and is a member of the Building Disputes Practitioners Society. 

Many disputes may be resolved before litigation becomes necessary, and our team will always endeavour to provide the best possible outcome for all cases. Our team is skilled in negotiation and is able to successfully negotiate with parties to achieve appropriate and timely resolutions. Beyond negotiation, our team is experienced and well equipped to represent clients in litigation in Arbitrations, Courts, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), the Building Dispute Resolution Service (BDRV), the Building Appeals Board (BAB), and mediation within those courts and tribunals.

Building Lawyers for Residential and Commercial Matters

Our team of commercial and residential construction lawyers have experience providing representation and legal advice for protection work permissions, disputes and appeals to the Building Appeals Board (BAB). We have extensive knowledge of State and local building requirements, and regularly deal with Council and Private Building Surveyors in the application process for building permits and approvals. If you’re a property developer or land owner, we can act on your behalf in the building approval process including dealing with any protection works issues that may arise during the development. 

In addition to our own experience and expertise, we are also able to draw on our professional network of building and construction experts at the Victorian Bar and the Construction industry to provide expert advice across all areas of building and construction law. Our Managing Director David Powell has access to a network of building professionals that he and our team may call upon for clarity and advice. These experts operate in fields such as building consultancy, architecture, construction, engineering, quantity surveying, waterproofing and building surveying, giving us a great ability to contend with any issues within residential and commercial building and construction.

Contact us Today!

Our team is solution-focused, extensively experienced and has access to a wide network of experts and professionals. For building and construction of any size, we can provide reliable and personable legal advice and representation. To find out more about what we can do for you, get in touch today.