Jonathan Hitchcock

Special Counsel
Building & Construction

‘Building and Construction is a very real and practical application of the law. The conflicts and clashes can be challenging but bring great satisfaction and rewards.’

Jonathan has conducted significant construction-based litigation matters. Highlights include longstanding litigation at Port Hinchinbrook North Queensland, substantial arbitration for South Tweed Shopping Centres, to a pipeline arbitration from Tasmania, construction cases in New Zealand, and matter for a refinery in the London international Court of Arbitration.

In a career that has spanned almost three decades, Jonathan’s knowledge of both the Australian and global construction industries has led him to work with a broad range of clients, from local developers to multinational corporations.

His commitment to fair process and flexibility makes Jonathan a highly sought-after representative and means he is always in demand.

Why AJ & Co?

‘The firm is different. AJ & Co approaches client connections with the goal of adding value. As a result, the firm has established an interesting and capable team to work on challenging projects.’

Expertise

  • Construction contracts – drafting and negotiation;
  • legislation advice;
  • Tendering, probity, project briefs and contractual;
  • arrangement advice;
  • Risk review of contract documentation for bid purposes;
  • Drafting and negotiating joint-venture agreements and alliance contracts;
  • Contract management, compliance, risk management and performance advice;
  • Detailed building and construction contracts and subcontracts terms advice;
  • Drafting and contractual notice review;
  • Related Professional services contracts and disputes;
  • QBCC Licencing, compliance and statutory insurance issues and litigation;
  • Subcontractor charge notices & proceedings;
  • BCIPA notices, adjudications, submissions and responses;
  • QCAT reviews, appeals and applications;
  • PPSA issues on construction sites;
  • Insolvency/administration and liquidation issues in construction; and
  • Labour & employment contracts and WH&S policies for construction industry.

Experience

  • ongoing Supreme Court litigation at Port Hinchinbrook in North Queensland;
  • substantial arbitration for South Tweed Shopping Centres;
  • pipeline arbitration in Tasmania;
  • BCIPA Adjudications;
  • subcontractors charges litigations;
  • refinery case being heard in the London International Court of Arbitration; and
  • civil contract review for GPT Metroplex.