Melbourne’s Expert Commercial and Domestic Building Dispute Lawyers

Whether you are a builder or a property owner in Melbourne, there are many complex legal issues associated with construction projects or home renovations. At Oldham Construction Lawyers, we have extensive experience acting for builders, engineers, property developers, architects, surveyors, tradesmen and home owners, in both domestic and commercial building matters. Our experience as construction lawyers is highly regarded in Melbourne’s legal circles..

Diverse experience in all building dispute matters

Oldham Construction Lawyers have acted on behalf of Owners Corporations and owners of apartments in complex matters to recover damages in the Domestic Building and Property List of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal regarding structural defects and claims against insurance companies.

We also assist trade associations and their members, including the Master Builders Association of Victoria. We have a diverse range of contacts within the industry and can assist with a wide range of construction defects, including providing advice on building contracts, Owners Corporation issues, and insurance claims. Our solicitors aim to provide our clients with cost-effective and timely resolutions to disputes.

A seasoned building lawyer for your domestic or commercial matter

Oldham Construction Lawyers is lead by Daniel Oldham. Daniel is an experienced practitioner in this particular area of law. He has delivered presentations to the Master Builders Association and is the President of the Building Dispute Practitioners’ Society. His construction law experience includes both domestic and commercial matters. He has worked in the industry for more than 40 years.

Oldham Construction Lawyers represents practitioners in regulatory and disciplinary proceedings under the Building Act in the Victorian Building Authority, the Building Practitioners Board and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Oldham Construction Lawyers has been involved in many reported decisions in VCAT, including Adams v Clark Homes Pty Ltd (2015), Ahmed v Whittlesea City Council (2017), Pahor v Mirvac Victoria Pty Ltd (2018) in the Supreme Court in Burbank v Owners Corporation (2015), and Mirvac Victoria Pty Ptd v Liszka (2019) and the Court of Appeal in Shao v A G Advanced Construction Pty Ltd (2019).

Oldham Construction Lawyers has also made successful applications to the Courts under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act including the reported decision of A and M Wilson v Lavandar (2009), Metro Partitions Pty Ltd v Ichor Construction (2012) Citi-Con Pty Ltd v Trojan Built (2020), the leading Court of Appeal decision of Pearl Hill Pty Ltd v Concorp Construction Group (Vic) Pty Ltd (2011) and Supreme Court of Tasmania in Bold Vision v Laser Plumbing (2013). Oldham Construction Lawyers also prepares and responds to Adjudication Applications.

Daniel and his team regularly appear in the Building Appeals Board on Protection Works matters including Morrison v Architectural Buyers Pty Ltd (2018).

If you are involved in this type of dispute or would like more information regarding this area of law, please contact Daniel Oldham via email or by calling (03) 9640 0002.

Click here to view cases in which Daniel has appeared.