|Rate*||$495 per hour (incl. GST)|
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Sean is a senior adjudicator under security of payment legislation in seven of Australia’s States and Territories, and has acted in more than 300 adjudications with amounts in dispute up to $100 million.
As a leading construction lawyer and heading Moray & Agnew Lawyers’ construction & infrastructure practice, he has significant experience in the resolution of security of payment and construction disputes through adjudication, litigation, arbitration, expert determination and mediation.
Sean has acted in many construction and building actions involving allegations of defective work, professional negligence and home owners’ warranty claims for and against contractors, owners and owners corporations.
Sean has acted in some of Australia’s seminal cases in the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Courts and Appellant Courts of NSW and Queensland. A small selection include:
- Probuild Constructions v Shade Systems  HCA 4
- Mt Lewis Estate v Metricon Homes  NSWSC 1121
- Lahey Constructions v Trident Civil Contracting  NSWSC 176
- Clyde Bergemann v Varley Power  NSWSC 1039
- Chase Oyster Bar v Hamo Industries  NSWCA 190 (as Intervening Respondent)
- Dualcorp v Remo  NSWDC Matter 1685/08
- Brewarrina Shire Council v Beckhaus Civil  NSWCA 4
He has been appointed as mediator to resolve disputes between litigants in a number of NSW District Court cases.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Sean gained extensive project management and contract administration experience from 10 years working as a project engineer, construction manager and project manager for BHP and a NSW state-owned corporation on a host of multi-billion dollar and strategically significant projects through Australia and New Zealand.
- Master of Business Administration, Deakin University
- Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Macquarie University
- Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), University of Newcastle
- Admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW and High Court of Australia
- Registered adjudicator in NSW, WA, VIC, QLD, SA, ACT, TAS