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Jim is a Partner and the Chairman of Gadens Brisbane and is an expert in all aspects of construction law, particularly major engineering and infrastructure projects. He has extensive experience in multi-party disputes involving complex legal and factual issues. He regularly acts for insurers of construction industry participants in the defence of claims.

Jim advises his clients on early contractor involvement, hard and soft dollar contracts, use of standard forms as well as project specific contracts and the effect of proportionate liability on contract risk allocation. He also undertakes tender negotiations, including handling requests to depart from contract terms, and deals with BCIPA and other statutory claims.

Jim leads Gadens’ construction group in Brisbane.