Joseph’s experience spans the building, infrastructure, resources and renewables industries, having acted for property developers, aged care providers, mining houses, gas companies, agricultural companies, local and state government and a variety of contractors and consultants. He is enthusiastic about working interactively with clients and as part of their broader project teams.
Joseph’s expertise covers the entire lifecycle of a project, including procurement and probity advice, drafting contractual documentation, negotiating, contract administration and claims advice. He regularly advises on contractual documents when acting bid side for contractors, suppliers, service providers and consultants.
He has worked on major building and development projects across Australia and provided advice to the Queensland government about various infrastructure projects. His experience also includes advising resources and renewables clients, and assisting with rail infrastructure, rail haulage, port infrastructure, port capacity, electricity and other operational agreements (including major mining services agreements).
Joseph provides his clients with tailored advice on the myriad of legislative provisions having advised on unfair contracts, misleading and deceptive conduct, licensing and an array of legislative treatments for contracts (including dealing with security of payment, building regulations, work health and safety, mining, environmental and PPSA issues).
Acted on the $1 billion Jewel development on the Gold Coast. Drafted and negotiated all procurement, consultancy and construction documentation for this landmark project, including for the engagement of head contractor Multiplex.
As lead, prepared the legal sections of the business case for three major road projects upgrades for the Bruce Highway, Queensland.
Department of Transport & Main Roads
Assisted with detailed advice on rail accreditation issues, drafted and negotiated various road and rail interface agreements and road infrastructure agreements.
Acted on co-use agreements about the mine’s interface with rail and power infrastructure, including negotiations with counterparties Powerlink, Ergon and Aurizon.
Advised on construction and property legislation in Queensland. Prepared and negotiation of contract documents for various developments.
Clough / Downer JV
Assisted CDJV bid side with it’s approximately $600 million contract with Fluor, for the Santos liquefied natural gas project. Drafted the contract administration manual and subcontracts for use on the project and provided ongoing project contractual advice.