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PDG event | Update on recent NSW Security of Payment Case Law

with Robert Sundercombe, Daniel Fitzpatrick and Charles Brannen

Wednesday 21 August 2019 | Sydney

2019 has so far witnessed a reinvigorated flow of judicial guidance on security of payment in the construction industry New South Wales and there’s little sign of that flow ebbing.

Join our experienced panel of security of payment experts to review and keep up to date with the most significant in NSW case law developments this year in this dynamic stream of ADR.


About the presenters

Daniel Fitzpatrick

Daniel is a partner in Piper Alderman’s Infrastructure and Projects Group with experience in a diverse range of matters relating to construction and infrastructure and commercial and residential property.

Daniel acts for developers, builders, trade contractors and owners of retail shopping centres, aged care, industrial and residential developments in relation to construction disputes involving litigation, arbitration, security of payment legislation, expert determination and mediation processes. He also has an active front end practice, having advised on and negotiated a wide range of development, construction and consultancy agreements and tendering documents across a wide range of projects including large remediation projects, commercial and residential developments, commercial fit-outs, shopping centre refurbishments, civil works, electrical and facade works.’

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.

Charles has over 15 years’ of experience in disputes involving developers, contractors, subcontractors and consultants in the Supreme, District and Local Courts 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 Sundercombe

Robert is an electrical engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the Australian and New Zealand construction industry.

Robert is an active adjudicator who sits on several panels, adjudicating in Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia and the President of the Adjudication Forum.