Project Advisory

Project Advisory

Our clients rely on McCullough Robertson for robust and insightful advice.

McCullough Robertson has a reputation for offering expert legal advice across all sectors.  We are now extending our service to strategically provide a non-legal Project Advisory service to help our clients make better commercial, investment and project decisions.

Why? Our in-depth work across all sectors for all business types means we have a unique insight into the forefront of industry challenges, business performance and project success on a daily basis. Project delivery in every sector presents our clients with major risks and challenges. Having the appropriate resources, governance structures, policies, processes and systems in place supported by the appropriate level of oversight and control is critical to our clients' success.

Our Project Advisory service helps our clients understand and navigate the challenging terrain of their projects to deliver stronger outcomes. We offer non-legal project advice either in conjunction with, or independently of, our specialist legal service. Our project advice can be tailored to meet our clients' needs across their entire project, or at any stage of the project lifecycle from feasibility, acquisition, planning, development, expansion, ongoing performance management and/or disposal of assets. 

We advise all levels of government, financiers, consultants, owners and contractors on a range of commercial, residential, transport, infrastructure, health, education, information and technology projects across Australia and internationally.

Some key challenges our clients regularly face include:

  • increasing project size and complexity
  • shortage of skilled resources with relevant project experience
  • unreliable and out dated project reporting, information and systems
  • complexity of governance requirements impacting project decision making and approvals
  • ineffective detection and prevention of cost and schedule overruns, and
  • inadequate project controls, business case preparation, gateway reviews, policies, procedures and systems for implementation of projects across your portfolio.

Our Project Advisory service provides robust, evidence based and forward thinking strategies for managing challenges like these.

Some key areas our Project Advisory service covers include (but not limited to):

  • business case preparation and reviews
  • government Gateway reviews
  • cost benefit analysis
  • policy and regulatory framework reviews and advisory
  • project prioritisation and selection guidance
  • schedule integrity/risk reviews and Monte Carlo analysis
  • investment decision support
  • contracting strategy, advisory and review
  • tender / bid evaluation advice
  • risk assessment and analysis covering macro and micro level risks, including contractual risk allocation and risk allowances (schedule and cost)
  • project governance structure advice
  • owner's team capacity and capability assessments
  • commercial oversight during delivery and construction
  • assessment of reporting integrity
  • post-implementation reviews, and
  • hand over compliance reviews.

For more information contact our Project Advisory team, which is led by Graham Cox.

Graham Cox
Strategic Adviser - Projects
+61 7 3233 8650


Strategic Adviser