We draft and negotiate contractual documents including consultancy
arrangements and construction contracting, utilising design build, build only, cost plus or alliance contracting methods.
We assist with all aspects of contract administration through the
life cycle of a project.
We negotiate infrastructure agreements, including embedded network
agreements and arrangements with energy and utility providers.
We provide strategic advice to promote negotiated settlements
as a mechanism of dispute avoidance, when commercially sensible to do so.
We provide advice on the the strata builder’s bond and inspection regime required pursuant to the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW).
We advise on and administer claims relating to security of payment
regimes in Australian jurisdictions.
We advise on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, as well as
traditional dispute resolution forums such as litigation and arbitration.
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.
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.
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.