As a specialist building and construction lawyer, Laura Walton has broad experience acting for public and private sector clients on construction projects across the energy, infrastructure, mining, transport and real estate sectors. She has also acted for key industry regulators.

Laura works closely with her clients to provide strategic project delivery and operational advice, including contract administration advice, claims advice and preparation, dispute avoidance and minimisation strategies.

Laura also has extensive experience in all forms of dispute resolution including: litigation, arbitration, mediation and SOP (security of payment) adjudication. She has a particular focus on implementing dispute resolution solutions that achieve effective yet pragmatic and commercial outcomes.

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Construction and Major Projects

Laura has been a key advisor in project delivery, operational and claims advice on major project works in recent years such as the Queensland CSG to LNG pipeline projects and the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project in Gladstone.

Throughout the project delivery and operational phases of these multi-billion dollar projects, Laura provided specific advice on the administration of contracts up and down the line, change of law and approval issues, latent conditions and force majeure events, contractual entitlements and interpretation, issues arising out of the insolvency of major subcontractors and the preparation of significant security of payment claims.

Some large organisations Laura has acted for include Brisbane Airport Corporation, Bechtel, Caltex and Queensland Rail.

Laura also has extensive experience in all forms of dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration, mediation and security of payment adjudication. She has a particular focus on implementing dispute resolution solutions that achieve effective yet pragmatic and commercial outcomes.

Laura's experience includes advising and acting in litigation, arbitration and contractual dispute matters for public and private sector clients across major transport and resources infrastructure projects such as Legacy Way, Airport Link, QCLNG CSG to LNG pipelines and Gold Ridge Mine. She has acted for clients including Gladstone Ports Corporation, Bechtel, MCJV and St Barbara (formerly Allied Gold).

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