SPL Services

Building and Construction

Surry Partners Lawyers provides legal services to the building, construction and engineering industries, acting for a wide range of clients including developers and owners, main contractors, consultants and subcontractors.

Surry Partners brings a commercial and pragmatic approach to projects and issues including:

  • Contract negotiation and drafting
  • Design & Construct contracts
  • Major infrastructure projects
  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM)
  • Alliancing arrangements
  • Construction payment claims, including security of payment
  • Dispute resolution, strategy, advice and litigation
  • Contracting to federal, state and local government
  • Drafting of scope of works and related documentation
  • Joint ventures and cooperative arrangements
  • Project due-diligence
  • Insurance obligations and compliance issues
  • Contract and risk mitigation and management
  • Occupational health and safety advice
  • Tender-phase review and advice

Surry Partners act for major multi-national contractors, specialist infrastructure owners and operators, multi-discipline consultants and domestic builders.


  • Advised an engineering contractor in relation to a significant contract variation claim against a multi-national head contractor
  • Reviewed and advised on Expressions of Interest, Requests for Tender, Principal’s Project Requirements, Scope of Works concerning a significant multi-party infrastructure project.
  • Negotiated and drafted complex multi-party Non-disclosure Agreements and Non-reliance Agreements
  • Completed the review, negotiation and drafting of all Project Alliance Agreement (PAA) terms and conditions, including Commercial Framework, Collateral Warranties, Deeds of Novation and Certification on an infrastructure alliance project
  • Negotiated and drafted contracts for engagement on design-and-construct projects
  • Reviewed client operations against insurance requirements, including drafting contract and scope amendments to help ensure policy compliance with advice to Board and officers regarding insurance obligations
  • Reviewed and amended proposed contract provisions in relation to OH&S obligations, including drafting provisions to help ensure reasonable and manageable OH&S duties and advising directors and staff regarding corporate and individual responsibilities and liabilities

Peter English
Clement Lo