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Jack is a specialist projects lawyer who specialises in construction, engineering, public infrastructure and dispute resolution.  

Jack is also an expert in all forms of dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration, expert determination, mediation, disputes avoidance boards, and adjudications under security of payment legislation.

Jack has acted on a wide range of government and private sector projects, including roads, rail, rolling stock, telecommunications infrastructure, electricity, water and waste, office buildings and other commercial developments. 

Jack has advised clients on all aspects of a project's lifecycle, from project conception, tendering and contracting and project management.

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Construction and Major Projects

Transport for NSW

Sydney Metro Northwest: Jack acted for TfNSW in relation to a broad range of issues arising in connection with the Sydney Metro Northwest project, including ongoing claims management and resolution, strategic advice and day-to-day project advice on construction/project.   

Digital Train Radio System: Jack acted for TfNSW in connection with TfNSW's project to install a Digital Train Radio System throughout the 1455 kilometre electrified rail network, bounded by Kiama, Macarthur, Lithgow, Bondi Junction and Wickham. Jack assisted TfNSW with strategic advice in connection with the resolution of claims, and the drafting of an amending deed.

Automatic Train Protection: Jack acted for TfNSW on a significant expansion of its Automatic Train Protection project to include further train sets and other scope.  The negotiations were complex and took significant time.  Jack assisted TfNSW throughout the process and prepared the project documentations.

North Strathfield Rail Underpass: Jack acted for TfNSW on a significant addition to the North Strathfield Rail Underpass project.  Jack advised on the contract structure and strategy, and prepared the contract documentation for the additional works.

Sydney Trains

Sydney Trains: Jack has acted for Sydney Trains on numerous projects, including projects to upgrade the Tangara sets, the procurement of additional bogies, and maintenance contracts for the Millennium trains.

nbn

National Broadband Network Volume Rollout, (nbn): Jack has been acting for nbn since 2011.  Jack's matters from nbn has been numerous and varied, and include advising on the procurement of construction contracts for the design and construction of the national broadband network, contract management issues arising from nbn's major contracts, issues arising under nbn's third party utility arrangements, nbn's contracts with new developers and Telstra.  Jack has also spent approximately 1 year on secondment at nbn, in nbn's in-house legal team. 

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Patrick Stevedores, Patrick's Port Botany Redevelopment Project: Jack acted for Patrick Stevedores in Supreme Court proceedings in connection with Patrick's Port Botany Redevelopment project. The initial claim was made under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999. Jack initially assisted Patrick with the formulation of a strategy for defending the claim under the SOP Act, and the preparation of a response to the adjudicator. Jack then assisted Patrick in successfully challenging the decision of the adjudicator in the Supreme Court.

The Langham Sydney, The Langham Sydney Fitout: Jack acted for the Langham, Sydney in relation to a claim made under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 in connection with the fit out of the Langham, Sydney. Jack advised on strategy and assisted with the preparation of a response to the claims. 

Sydney Inner West Light Rail Extension: Jack acted for TfNSW in an expert determination in connection with the Inner West Light Rail Extension project. 

ACT Government:  Jack acted for the ACT Government in relation to claims and a mediation  in connection with the construction of the Majura Parkway. 

Lendlease: Jack acted for Lendlease in the Supreme Court litigation between Baulderstone Hornibrook and Queensland Investment Corporation. 

RailCorp: Jack acted for RailCorp in an expedited arbitration involving a large number of claims and counter claims.

Alstom: Jack advised Alstom on security of payment claims brought by subcontractor relating to the Tallawarra Power Station project.

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