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Craig Blackwell

Before joining Bannermans Lawyers as Special Counsel in 2012, Craig has worked for over 17 years as a solicitor in a number of building and construction practices, including a period in-house at a publicly listed construction company.

Craig is a qualified lawyer on the roll of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. He became an Accredited Commercial Litigation Specialist in 1995 with the Law Society of New South Wales and has recently been Accredited as an Adjudicator under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.

During his 17 years of experience in the building and construction industry he has been involved in various major construction projects including:

  • Commercial warehouses and offices
  • Office and residential tower buildings
  • Power plants, substations and co-generation plants
  • Residential and cluster developments
  • Schools, hospitals and aged care facilities
  • Shopping centres
  • Tunnelling and infrastructure
  • Waste water treatment plants

Craig has extensive experience and expertise across the entire spectrum of building and construction law including:

  • Advising on and drafting Payment Claims, Payment Schedules and all aspects of matters under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.
  • All forms of contracts including advising on, drafting and reviewing;
    • Architects and consultants contracts
    • Joint ventures, Public Private Partnerships, Partnering contracts,
    • Lump sum, design and construct and cost plus contracts and subcontracts,
  • Contract administration and advice relating to latent conditions, variations, EOT’s, programming and non-performance.
  • Court proceedings, mediations, arbitrations and expert determinations arising from construction work and the building industry.
  • Planning and environmental issues including DA consents, Class 1 and 4 actions in the L&E Court, obtaining easements for right of way and stormwater and obtaining temporary access for construction.
  • Professional negligence claims and issues involving architects, surveyors and engineers including professional body disciplinary proceedings.
  • Residential construction and all types of claims under the Home Building Act and HOW insurance policies.
  • Strata disputes and Owners Corporations claims for defective work under the Home Building Act.



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