Building and Construction

At MV Law, we have the largest team of property lawyers in Canberra, and are award-winning specialists at providing client-focused, tailored solutions for the building and construction industry.

Whether you’re a homeowner looking to renovate or build, or a large developer needing joint venture advice and negotiation, our team can provide expert solutions and a full service offering, from site acquisition through to construction contracts, planning advice, leases, successful completion of projects, and any relevant dispute resolution.

We’ve helped everyone from Commonwealth and Territory government departments and agencies, embassies, banks, universities, and large-scale property developers, through to aged care providers, superannuation funds, landlords, tenants, builders, building consultants, subcontractors, suppliers and agents.

MV Law is locally owned, and we’re finely tuned experts on the Canberra and region property market. We have been trusted by some of the biggest local building and construction businesses, including Geocon, who engaged MV Law for their recent Midnight and Republic projects. We also have deep-seated relationships with key government contacts, industry associations, influencers and stakeholders in the property and construction sectors.

No matter the size of your matter, we work collaboratively with you and your external consultants to find the right solution, and help you achieve a smooth and successful outcome.

The MV difference

Our experience spans advising on complex design and construct agreements, through to risk allocation, project delivery methods, and pricing structures. We also advise on associated transactions, including property sales, conveyancing and leasing.

This has included advising on more than 100 significant property transactions each year, acting for the ACT Government on approximately 4,000 residential conveyances over the past five years, and advising a range of governments and agencies on licences and leases for office, commercial, industrial, retail, and residential tenancies.

Our expert building and construction lawyers provide comprehensive and tailored property law services, including:

  • site acquisition and planning advice
  • leases
  • complex matters that requires a broad range of legal advice
  • pre-contractual drafting and contract review
  • payment claims and debt recovery
  • dispute resolution and/or court appearances including litigation

Local governments are key stakeholders in significant local infrastructure and construction projects. With experience advising both governments and companies, we bring a deeply practical, commercial approach to front and back-end construction matters, as well as property transactions.

Why we’re the trusted Building and Construction team in Canberra.

Empower your vision with advice and services from our award-winning building and construction law team.

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