Sean advises clients on a wide range of disputes, litigation and proceedings, including urgent injunction proceedings, emergency arbitrations, statutory adjudications and arbitrations. He also has experience in front-end construction work having assisted in the negotiation and drafting of multiple large scale contracts.
Sean undertook a secondment from 2017 to 2019 with a head contractor client that was constructing a large scale onshore LNG processing facility in northern Australia. During this time he assisted and advised the client across various issues including in relation to:
drafting and negotiation of contracts;
the application of defect liability regimes;
the operation of termination regimes;
the operation of dispute resolution provisions;
statutory adjudications; and
ongoing substantial arbitrations.
Sean also assisted the client in liaising with regulators in relation to a significant safety incident and in taking witness statements.
Prior to joining our Projects and Construction group, Sean specialised in workplace health safety law and regularly worked for public and private sector clients in relation to their dealings with regulators. His experience also includes the development of contractor management policies, compliance manuals and safety management systems that comply with Work Health and Safety legislation and appear before coronial inquests.
Sean provides advice and assistance to clients in an accessible and plain-English way that enables the direct implementation of that advice as well as policies and procedures.
Advising a head contractor on subcontract administration, construction claims and dispute resolution.
Providing front-end advice to top-tier companies in relation to the subcontracting of portions of a significant onshore LNG processing facility.
Providing advice in relation to the applicability and operation of defect liability, dispute resolution and termination regimes.
Acting for contractors in defence of statutory adjudication proceedings.
Acting for contractor in AUD 3+ billion dispute in respect of construction of power station for LNG facility.
Workplace Health and Safety
Advising and assisting clients to manage their risks when dealing with regulators while meeting their legal obligations.
Working with clients to manage their risks during regulatory investigations.
Advising and assisting clients in relation to appearances before regulatory tribunals.
Assisting in the review and update of a major NSW energy service provider's Work Health and Safety manual.
Advising clients in relation to product stewardship and general regulatory obligations across various jurisdictions.
Working on the development of a health, safety and environment contractor management policies and procedures for a Commonwealth agency.
Advising and assisting employers in various types of employment matters, including breach of contract, unfair dismissal claims, general protection (adverse action) claims, and discrimination and harassment claims.
Developing independent contractor and employment agreements.
Medical Negligence and Professional Discipline
Advising and acting for clients in relation to Coronial Proceedings.
Acting for clients in professional disciplinary proceedings before industry tribunals and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Acting for clients in the defence of medical negligence proceedings before the NSW Supreme Court.
Advising and acting for insurer clients in relation to property damage claims, professional negligence, product liability and public liability ranging from simple to complex recovery and defended matters before NSW Supreme, District and Local courts.