Bannermans Lawyers

Tony Earls

Tony Earls
Special Counsel

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F: 61 2 8920 2427
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Before joining Bannermans as Special Counsel in 2013, Tony worked for several years as a quantity surveyor and contracts administrator before practicing as a solicitor for nearly 20 years with one of Australia's leading construction law firms. He has a wealth of experience in meeting the needs of clients across a wide range of public and private sector projects, ranging from minor residential renovations to major infrastructure developments, and enjoys a reputation for pragmatic and commercial legal advice.

Since joining Bannermans has Tony has practiced in the following specialist areas:

  • Drafting and amending building and engineering contracts to suit particular client needs and requirements
  • Risk management advice and the negotiation of building and engineering contracts
  • Advising Owners Corporations on the procurement and management of contracting and consulting services for large and medium scale rectification work
  • Providing preliminary advice in relation to building defects; legal remedies available, insurance rights, notification and limitation period requirements
  • All aspects of construction insurance and insurance claims
  • Construction litigation, Supreme and District Court
  • Residential building defect claims in the NSW Consumer and Administrative Tribunal
  • The settlement of construction disputes through ADR, including mediation
  • Advice in relation to the Building and Construction Industry Security for Payment Act, including the management of claims, schedules and adjudications
  • Advice in relation to the Home Building Act, and in particular its application to Strata Title Schemes
  • Legal advice and dispute resolution in relation to building maintenance and management contracts

Tony has a specialist background in construction and engineering. He has a wealth of experience in meeting the needs of clients across a wide range of public and private sector projects, ranging from minor residential renovations to major infrastructure developments.

Qualifications/Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws (University of Technology Sydney) 1993
  • Member of the Law Society of NSW
  • Associate member of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators

Publications:

Earls T; Bannerman D, 2014, When the Home Warranty Insurer Comes Knocking, Master Builder: Official Magazine of the Master Builders Association of NSW, Issue Four, September - October 2014, Pg. 92

Earls T; Coggins, J; Davie, T; Evans, P, 2015, Understanding Construction Law, LexisNexis Butterworths

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