Learning & events

Professional Development Group | “2019 Changes in Security of Payment legislation in NSW with Charles Brannen, Robert Riddell and Robert Sundercombe

Date TBA | Piper Alderman, Sydney

Wednesday 27 February

5.30 - 6.00pm registration and networking
6.00 - 7.00pm presentation

A review of the raft of amendments under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Act 2018 [NSW] and a discussion about their consequences.

About Presenter

Charles Brannen

Charles Brannen is a Special Counsel in the Construction and Infrastructure team of HWL Ebsworth Lawyers in Sydney. His main area of practice is the litigation of building and construction disputes and the resolution of disputes by alternative dispute resolution methods. He has over 14 years of experience in disputes involving developers, contractors, subcontractors and consultants in the Supreme, District and Local Courts of NSW and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. He has extensive experience involving the adjudication of payment claims under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW). Charles also provides advice to principals, contractors and subcontractors on contract documentation and project risk.

Robert Riddell

With 32 years’ experience in property and construction legal practice, Robert has been recognised as a highly recommended construction lawyer in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018. Robert’s experience extends to projects and developments in Australia and PNG, having been managing partner of Gadens (as it was then known) PNG office in 2011 and 2012. Robert has been an accredited SOP adjudicator since 2003, having recently delivered his 50th determination. Robert sits on the MBA's Legal and Contracts Committee and is the Chair of the Resolution Institute’s Sydney Determinative Professional Development Group.

Robert Sundercombe

Robert is an electrical engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the Australian and New Zealand construction industry.He is an active adjudicator who sits on several panels, adjudicating in Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. The President of the Adjudication Forum. He has wide-ranging experience with the various security of payment acts and provides advice to government and industry participants.

Resolution Institute thanks Piper Alderman for generously supporting this event.