Contract Services & Dispute Resolution

Our Contract Services & Dispute Resolution team provides contract advice as well as claims and litigation support in all project phases, from development through to delivery and operation. We have experience in public infrastructure and the energy and resources sectors.

  • Contract and Procurement Strategy Advice.
  • Risk Strategy Advice.
  • Advising on the practical implication of contract terms.
  • Drafting, preparing, negotiating, and administering contracts.
  • Troubleshooting and health checks during project delivery.
  • Preparing, analysing, and assessing claims for delay, disruption, and quantum.
  • Preparing expert reports and providing testimony for adjudication, arbitration, and litigation.
  • Providing forensic analysis of the evidence relevant to contractual disputes.

Our specialists bring years of industry expertise to the table. They are able to apply knowledge spanning a diverse range of contract styles and jurisdictions to provide advice that can only come from years of experience.


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Adrian Hobbs  

Adrian Hobbs, Managing Principal

Adrian is a qualified civil engineer with extensive experience acting for client and contractor organisations in project development, the development of contracting strategies and assessment of variation claims, extension of time claims and expert witness reports. This includes assisting in mediation, adjudication and arbitration, and acting as Expert Witness. He has written more than 35 expert reports and is experienced in giving testimony, and being cross examined in legal proceedings.

Craig Gardiner  

Craig Gardiner, Principal

Craig has more than 40 years’ experience in cost engineering, project procurement,  delivery, project management and claims management. His experience is across several sectors include road, rail, ports and mining.

He has been extensively involved in preparing, assessing and negotiating contractual claims, including preparing expert reports for adjudication, mediation and arbitration.


Richard Baker, Senior Associate

Richard is a senior planning professional with 30 years’ experience. He has worked on multibillion-dollar capital infrastructure projects across multiple sectors, around the globe.

Richard offers experience in all aspects of planning, scheduling and project controls, including forensic delay analysis. He has held project owner and contractor roles. His experience includes schedule management and health checks, tender preparation, integrated master schedules, earned value management, probabilistic programme risk assessments, critical path analysis, schedule diagnostics and forensic analysis for EoT and delay claims, preparation of expert reports, and commercial advisory.

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