Dale Brackin

Clayton Utz
Partner Brisbane

Dale is highly regarded in the construction disputes sphere, being particularly well known for his handling of high-value international arbitrations. 

A pre-eminent construction lawyer in Australia practicing widely in building and construction law for more than 30 years, Dale brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in drafting and negotiating construction and engineering contracts, structuring projects and resolving commercial disputes through litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution technique across all sectors.
Notable Work
  • Saipem Australia: acted in relation to claims for amounts exceeding $400mil, and defending counterclaims for amounts exceeding $3bn, arising out of a contract to design, procure and construct a gas transmission pipeline of approximately 420km in length commencing in Roma and terminating at an LNG processing facility at Curtis Island.
  • Bechtel: acted in relation to claims and disputes arising out of multibillion-dollar LNG projects on Curtis Island in Queensland, and in relation to the Pluto project in Western Australia.
  • Department of Energy and Public Works: advised regarding tender qualifications and proposed contracted amendments in relation to the Nambour Hospital Redevelopment. 
  • Papua New Guinea Ports Corporation: acted in respect of arbitration proceedings arising out of a contract for the design and construction of a wharf.
  • Cross River Rail Delivery Authority: advised on various claims and potential disputes in relation to the Cross River Rail Project.
  • Queensland Rail: acted in relation to claims and disputes on the Toowoomba Range Clearance Upgrade Project in relation to extensions of time, delay costs, liquidated damages and train delays.
  • Leighton Abigroup: acted in a joint venture in relation to various claims and disputes arising out of the $1.8bn Gateway Upgrade project, which included the duplication of the Gateway bridge. 
  • State Government: acting for the State through the Department of Public Works in relation to claims and disputes arising out of the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre project.
  • Stockland: acted in relation to the Stockland Townsville redevelopment including claims and disputes arising out of the project. 
  • Downer EDI Mining: acting in relation to proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW and previously in the Supreme Court of Queensland in relation to disputes arising out of the Wambo Coal Mine.
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