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Managing the legal liability arising from construction

The McCabes team is experienced in managing the legal liability arising from construction and infrastructure-related litigated and non-litigated disputes relating to property damage, defects and personal injury.

Our specialist team has worked on some of the highest profile cases in Australia in relation to a major loss at a power plant, faulty works at a residential unit, water damage, significant flooding, combustible cladding, inappropriate materials, mine collapses, defects liability, excavation damage, collapse of a structural wall and defective design, plan or specification.

Our team advises on policy wording, contractual indemnities, regulatory and legal issues, as well as claims recovery and settlement strategies. We assess the risk under a contract and its interaction with a policy of insurance to achieve the best result for our clients.


  • Accidental damage
  • Material damage
  • Defects
  • Third-party property damage
  • Third-party injury
  • Combustible cladding
  • Crisis communication and risk mitigation
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