28 Apr 2011
Learn more about Owen Hayford
Owen Hayford is a partner who practises in the specialist area of privately and publicly funded infrastructure projects and has had significant involvement in a number of major infrastructure projects, both locally and internationally.
Owen talks about what makes his area of law so exciting.
Owen Hayford, Partner. Construction & Major Projects
My name is Owen Hayford and I'm a partner in our Construction and Major Projects group.
What do you do for clients?
I'm a front end infrastructure project lawyer, so I help clients determine the most appropriate delivery method for their projects. I help them through the tendering and negotiation process and I assist them with the administration and enforcement of the contracts for their projects.
What's so interesting about your area of law?
Well, I've been involved in some really interesting projects, such as the Waratah PPP project, various Australian toll road deals, and the Adelaide to Darwin railway project. I really enjoy the fact that I've been able to contribute to the delivery of these important pieces of infrastructure, which contribute so significantly to our economic and social wellbeing.
I also enjoy the people that I work with. The construction and infrastructure industry attracts people with a can-do attitude that just want to get on and do things and they're a joy to work with.