building &

SPM Law acts for owners, developers, builders and subcontractors involved in projects throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Our building and construction lawyers provide advice throughout the entire project lifecycle, from contract negotiation and preparation to adjudication, mediation, litigation, judicial reviews, and project completion.


We advise our clients in relation to matters concerning the QBCC, including minimum financial requirements and other licencing issues, defective and incomplete work, directions to rectify and insurance.

Our services:

Presentations and training
Contract negotiation and advice
Contract and related document preparation
Contract administration and management
Matters under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017
Dispute resolution and litigation
Regulatory investigations and prosecutions by QBCC, local authorities and other agencies

Recent Experience.

Successfully resolving an application for judgment on a payment certificate for the builder.

Negotiating a contract and subsequent adjudications for a builder on a multi-residential development.

Successfully resisting a notice under the PPSA concerning unmarked scaffold for a builder claiming ownership.

Acting for a developer to negotiate contract terms and related documents for the construction of a retail and commercial precinct.

Acting for a homeowner to successfully appeal a decision made by the QBCC regarding a direction to rectify.

Acting for a builder to negotiate a contract for the construction of a health and retail development.

Acting for a builder to review and negotiate a contract for a townhouse development.

Successfully assisting a builder with 2 internal review applications to local Council on dewatering issues on a unit development.

Acting for a builder to negotiate and administer a contract for the construction of a port.

Successfully appealing an adjudication decision for a builder and obtaining a costs order.

We offer a client focused, industry specific and
specialised approach to legal services.