Legal advice in construction

Legal + Advisory services to the construction industry

We’re here to advise you on every stage of your construction project, from initial contractual structuring advice and procurement to project management, contact administration and dispute avoidance and resolution. We act for developers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants with support through the entire life cycle.

We provide solutions for the entire construction life cycle through project inception, execution and delivery

Legal advice in construction

Project structuring

We advise developers and contractors on the most efficient construction and procurement methods.

Contract drafting

We draft and negotiate contractual documents including consultancy
arrangements and construction contracting, utilising design build, build only, cost plus or alliance contracting methods.

Contract administration

We assist with all aspects of contract administration through the
life cycle of a project.

Infrastructure agreements

We negotiate infrastructure agreements, including embedded network
agreements and arrangements with energy and utility providers.

Dispute avoidance

We provide strategic advice to promote negotiated settlements
as a mechanism of dispute avoidance, when commercially sensible to do so.

Builder's bonds

We provide advice on the the strata builder’s bond and inspection regime required pursuant to the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW).

Security of payment

We advise on and administer claims relating to security of payment
regimes in Australian jurisdictions.

Dispute resolution

We advise on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, as well as
traditional dispute resolution forums such as litigation and arbitration.

Legal advice in construction industries

Team leader

Jim Parker, Director, Keighran Legal

Jim Parker


Jim has provided advice to government and industry clients on front end construction contractual matters as well as construction and procurement disputes, including security for payment claims. These have included building contracts as well as infrastructure procurement contracts in the energy, rail, defence and transport sector.


  • Construction
  • Insurance
  • Energy, resources and infrastructure
  • Occupational health and safety


Jim has been a lawyer and partner in major international law firms in Canada and Australia since 1985. His core expertise is litigation, particularly in the fields of environment and planning, property, leasing, construction, insurance and occupational health and safety. This has included all forms of civil, criminal and administrative litigation.

M: +61 414 544 362   P: +61 2 8231 9900


Premium Legal + Advisory services delivered through a commercial lense

Keighran Legal + Advisory provides commercially pragmatic legal solutions to the hotels, real estate and construction industries across Australia.  We are also wholeheartedly committed to contributing to the communities in which we work and live.

Proactive engagement

Our experience enables us to think ahead of the curve and proactively manage client outcomes

Commercially focused

Commercially focused, pragmatic and cost-effective service delivered in a collaborative manner

Industry Recognition

Our lawyers have been recognised by independent publications such as Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyers, Legal500 and Chambers Global

Full service

We provide a full life-cycle service, including deal structuring, transaction execution and dispute advisory services

Indigenous Outcomes

As a Supply Nation Certified business that is 100% Indigenous owned and managed, we focus on amplifying Indigenous talent

International Reach

Our lawyers have international experience and can assist in the execution and management of transactions in foreign markets

Embracing a beating heart, Connection to Community.

Sydney legal firm specialising in legal advice in real estate and construction