Construction Law - Who's responsible


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With the terrain of Construction Law constantly changing, you need to stay on top of today’s best practices for preserving your claims, defences and even your workforce. Lucy Hancock of Mills Oakley Law firm guides the listener through the maze of legal clauses and possible litigation complexities that all contractors, engineers and developers face.


  • Overview
  • Sources of contractual liability
  • "Grey areas" that relate to engineers and professional practitioners in the construction industry
  • Case studies

Presenter: Lucy Hancock - Associate, Mills Oakley Law Firm

Lucy is a lawyer with the Sydney Building, Construction and Infrastructure team at Mills Oakley.
Lucy has experience acting for institutional developer and contractor clients in all forms of dispute resolution, including arbitrations, mediations, expert determinations and litigation as well as claims brought under security of payment legislation. Lucy also assists in advising on project documentation, delivery and administration, including drafting a wide range of complex construction and design contracts and consultancy agreements. Lucy works closely with clients, experts and consultants to comprehend the technical issues, which are often paramount in building and construction related legal matters in order to provide holistic and commercial advice to clients.
Her areas of expertise include:
Construction (Contractors and Suppliers, Developers and Owners, Project Operators)
Cladding and ACP Panelling; and
Infrastructure (Rail and Roads)
Lucy is a Member of the Law Society of New South Wales, a Lecturer in construction law for engineers at UNSW School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and a volunteer solicitor at Inner City Legal Centre.

Total viewing time - 24min