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Clayton Utz Partner , Brisbane T +61 7 3292 7204 https://www.claytonutz.com

A partner based in Brisbane, Frazer Moss is highly regarded for his building resource, infrastructure and utilities experience. He offers expert legal advice in project support and dispute management, drawing upon over 30 years' experience in building and construction law.

Frazer has a thorough understanding of construction contracts and mine infrastructure agreements, and the issues that can arise under them.  His practical experience advising principals (private sector and government), contractors and consultants, across a variety of industry sectors on project issues and their resolution, allows Frazer to:

  • provide focussed and strategic advice across the lifestyle of a project through procurement, project support and claim management
  • advice on constructions related claims, including extensions of time, variations, acceleration, delay costs, liquidated damages, and default
  • quickly grasp his clients' issues and give them advice which promotes their commercial and strategic goals
  • work collaboratively with client teams on strategies and solutions to issues that arise during the course of a project
  • give insight into developing issues for construction participants, such as non-conforming building products and contractor payment trusts

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Construction and Major Projects

Toowoomba Bypass: Providing project support and construction related advice to the Department of Transport and Main Roads in connection with the delivery of the A$1.6 billion Toowoomba Bypass (previously known as the Toowoomba Second Range Cross), one of Queensland's highest priority road projects.  Defence of claims brought by contractor that were pursued through expert determination and Dispute Resolution Board.

Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) Project: Providing advice on a range of contracts and complex defective work claims by APLNG against contractors, consultants and insurers relating to the construction of the upstream LNG infrastructure for this project.  Navigated the claims through alternative dispute resolution processes to a successful conclusion.

Ipswich Central: Working with the Ipswich City Council in the procurement of construction services for its $100 million Ipswich Central urban redevelopment and council offices project.  Drafting and negotiating contracts for the design and construction of an Administration Building (including fit out), a new library, civic space, car park, paving, landscaping and associated demolition (including amended AS4902).  Navigating insurance and heritage issues associated with historical buildings within the renewal precinct.

Minister for Economic Development Queensland - Commonwealth Games Village: Provided advice relating to construction issues and the agreed payment mechanism as part of the construction and development of the athletes village for the 2018 Commonwealth Games held on the Gold Coast.

Queensland Dam: Acted for a water authority in pursuing professional negligence claims against designers of dam works which included guiding the client though the commencement of proceedings, obtaining expert evidence and the successful mediation of the dispute.

Utilities provider: Drafted an extensive suite of contracts and panel arrangements for the procurement of infrastructure assets, as well as providing ongoing advice and revision of template documents for changes in work health and safety, SOP and other legislation.

MMG Group: Provided advice to MMG on the development of its Dugald River mine, including works and supply contracts, application of Queensland building and WH&S legislation to EPCM, and on rail haulage agreements.

Central Qld Coal Mine: Acting for a contract miner in a complex multi-party arbitration to pursue a wide range of claims against the mine owners, including claims over access delays, revised planning, latent conditions, payment entitlements and "rise and fall".

Confidential client: Advising an international resource company on claims by contractors arising from the construction of a $3billion processing facility, including the conduct of adjudications under SOP legislation.

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