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Michael is the co-founder of Batch Mewing Lawyers. He jointly leads the firm which prides itself on understanding the challenges faced by the construction industry, and driving the best outcomes for clients.
Michael advises on dispute resolution strategies for complex construction disputes, involving multi-parties, and multiple claims including for variations, latent conditions, bank guarantees and defective works.
Michael has nearly 20 years’ experience in construction law and litigation obtained at firms in Australia and the UK and in-house at some of Australia’s leading contractors.
Clients praise his advice for being pragmatic, clear and considered. His comprehensive understanding of how major contractors operate based on his own in-house experience gives him an appreciation of how legal and commercial risks fit within the bigger picture.
Michael has experience advising on major infrastructure projects both across Australia and the UK including the Clem7 Tunnel, Wembley Stadium, the National Broadband Network, Olympic Dam, the North West Rail Link, Gold Coast Light Rail, WestConnex, the Gateway Upgrade North, Inland Rail, Defence Projects, and various school and high rise development projects.
Michael has been recommended as a leading construction litigator in Queensland by the prestigious Doyles Guide.
Andrew is Co-Founder and Principal with in depth experience in advising construction, infrastructure and energy sectors in transactional and disputed matters concerning the engineering, procurement, construction and operation of major projects across Australia and internationally.
Andrew was recently chosen by his peers as one of the best construction and infrastructure lawyers in Australia. The 11th Edition of the Best Lawyers in Australia was published with an article and interactive table by the Australian Financial Review.
He has advised in both private practice and in house for some of Australia’s largest construction and engineering companies and understands the commercial and technical drivers in the delivery of major projects. While Andrew is a technically focused lawyer, he also has a commercial attitude and a relentless approach to high performance. Andrew is committed to helping his clients to manage their risks and solve problems.
Andrew advises on complex and large scale projects across the full range of procurement models. His experience spans a diverse range of projects in the technology, retail and processing sectors.
He has significant expertise advising contractors and other industry participants in relation to all matters arising in connection with the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004, the Subcontractors’ Charges Act 1974, and the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991.
Andrew is an accomplished sportsman having represented Australia in swimming. He continues his driven approach, honed through years as an elite sportsman, in the way he helps clients set and accomplish their goals.
Richard leads the employment, industrial relations and safety practice at Batch Mewing Lawyers. He delivers practical and strategic solutions to employers of all sizes on matters ranging from day-to-day human resources issues to complex collective disputes.
Richard advises clients on how to build their relationship with their workforce on an individual and collective level. He prioritises avoiding and managing disputes but if a dispute escalates he is an experienced litigator focused on delivering his clients’ preferred outcomes.
Richard has deep experience working with clients in the building, construction and infrastructure sectors and beyond, including in the labour hire, transport, maritime, mining, government, real estate, retail and health industries.
Working in house in “front line” industrial relations roles has given Richard the negotiating and advocacy skills he brings to his practice. He appreciates the value of concise and practical advice.
Richard’s experience includes:
- Industrial Relations: Planning, strategy, union relations, right of entry, enterprise agreements (drafting, negotiating, approval and disputes) and compliance with the ABCC’s Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016.
- Employment: Managing and resolving any issue relating to the employment relationship including conduct and performance, termination of employment, discrimination and illness and injury.
- Litigation: Bringing and responding to claims of a breach of confidentiality and/or restraint of trade, underpayment, breach of Modern Award, sham contracting, injurious falsehood and interference with contractual relations.
- Safety: advising and training employers on their duties, incident prevention and incident management.
Stephanie is a construction contracts specialist with experience gained in-house and in private practice.
Stephanie primarily acts in front-end contract drafting and negotiation matters.
Stephanie has advised in relation to a wide range of projects, including commercial, industrial and residential developments, civil and infrastructure projects and engineering and mining projects.
Her experience includes preparing and advising on various forms of contracts for contractors, suppliers, principals and consultants. She regularly prepares contract suites for various industry participants to reflect their particular business needs.
She is focused on applying strong technical drafting skills and providing commercial and practical advice to assist clients to best position themselves for each project.
She regularly advises in relation to the legislation impacting the construction industry, including contractor licensing, project trust accounts, regulation of contracts and compliance matters.
With more than 15 years experience in dispute resolution, Chris provides practical, commercial and business driven advice. As a senior lawyer, Chris’ primary role at Batch Mewing is to offer supervision and mentoring to the team, with a particular focus on litigation, insolvency and securities matters as they arise. Chris supports our lawyers and clients with a strong technical knowledge combined with the ability to simplify complex tasks and issues.
With extensive commercial experience and as a business owner himself, Chris’ advice is always focused on seeing that our clients’ broader interests are considered as part of any legal matter that might arise.
Chris is an author and experienced public speaker. He regularly gives seminars and publishes articles, updates and videos. His focus is on providing valuable information about legal issues that is approachable, useful, and user friendly.
Alice has worked solely in construction law in her legal career and enjoys assisting clients in this sometimes challenging but rewarding industry.
Alice strives to always provide high quality technical advice which is also practical.
Her commercial approach to legal problem solving has been honed though her experience acting as in-house legal counsel for an Australian construction company which provides essential upstream services in the oil and gas, mining, renewable energy and water sectors.
She has a keen interest in front-end legal work, having developed her expertise through drafting, reviewing and advising on a wide variety of contracts – including for major infrastructure projects.
She also has experience in back-end legal work, including with security of payment legislation.
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As a senior associate in the Batch Mewing team, Ryan brings years of commercial experience with him from both his involvement in the insolvency industry and his dual Law and Business degrees from the Queensland University of Technology.
Ryan has a keen interest in getting involved in the building and construction sector and is already providing massive value to our clients with his hands on contributions towards improving their contract administration efforts.
Tyler is a senior associate with Batch Mewing Lawyers who has worked for the firm since completing a dual bachelor of Law (Honours) and Science (Biology) at the Queensland University of Technology.
Tyler primarily assists our clients with contentious legal disputes including at adjudication, in court and under contractual dispute resolution regimes. In seeking to solve our clients’ problems Tyler applies in equal part a keen interest in crafting creative legal arguments and deploying strategic commercial tactics.
Kent is a senior associate with Batch Mewing who brings years of commercial experience with his background working for small businesses, a large multi-national corporation, and for multiple not-for-profit and community organisations. Kent holds dual degrees in Law (Honours) and Business (International Business/Economics) from the Queensland University of Technology.
Through his studies and varied work experiences, Kent brings a down-to-earth, commercial, and pragmatic approach to clients’ opportunities and challenges.
Rachel is an associate at Batch Mewing Lawyers. She holds dual degrees in Laws (Honours) and Business (Public Relations) from the Queensland University of Technology.
Before coming to Batch Mewing Lawyers, Rachel worked primarily in family law at a Brisbane law firm. During her time in the Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety team at Batch Mewing Lawyers, Rachel has developed a keen interest in employment law.
Ethan is a lawyer at Batch Mewing Lawyers in the Building and Construction team. Ethan holds a Bachelor of Justice (Criminology and Policing) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the Queensland University of Technology.
Ethan assists our clients with high value adjudications, contractual disputes and contract administration. He takes an honest, detailed and methodical approach to strive to deliver our clients’ desired results.
Kelly is a lawyer at Batch Mewing Lawyers. Kelly recently completed her Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at the Queensland University of Technology. Kelly focuses on construction disputes, including through litigation and adjudication, as well as contract formation and review.
Before working at Batch Mewing Lawyers, Kelly worked in a barristers chambers in Brisbane city, specialising in construction law. Kelly has developed a keen interest in construction law and strives to deliver a detailed, analytical and collaborative approach to assisting clients.
Josh is a lawyer with Batch Mewing Lawyers, holding a dual Bachelor of Laws (Honours), and a Bachelor of Government and International Relations (Public Policy) from Griffith University.
Prior to his time as a law clerk and law graduate at Batch Mewing, Josh was a legal research assistant at Griffith University, analysing the intersection of law and sustainable infrastructure development in Southeast Asia.
Josh enjoys working on construction disputes and litigation with a particular interest in both domestic and international commercial construction arbitration. Josh takes pride in delivering quality outcomes for clients by taking a practical and collaborative approach to matters.
Mackenzie is a lawyer in the Employment & Safety team at Batch Mewing Lawyers. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the Queensland University of Technology.
Prior to commencing at Batch Mewing, Mackenzie was employed at a national building industry association, where she developed a keen interest in employment law and industrial relations, particularly within the construction sector.
Mackenzie has experience drafting and reviewing a range of legal documents, including employment contracts, workplace policies, and labour hire agreements. She has a particular interest in discrimination and privacy law matters, as well as modern award diagnosis and interpretation.
Tayla is a lawyer in the Construction & Infrastructure team. She holds a dual Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Environmental Science from Griffith University and recently completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
Prior to being admitted as a legal practitioner, Tayla worked with Batch Mewing Lawyers as a Law Clerk and a Law Graduate while completing her studies.
Predominantly focussed on front-end work, Tayla provides an analytical approach and strong attention to detail in assisting clients by preparing contract suites, contract reviews, special conditions and contract departures. With an environmental science background, she has a keen interest in areas where construction intersects with planning and environmental law and takes great pride in helping clients in the clean energy and renewables space to deliver exciting and sustainable projects.
Kate is a lawyer at Batch Mewing Lawyers. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Business Management from the University of Queensland.
Prior to Batch Mewing, Kate worked at a community legal centre and developed a keen interest in working with clients to ensure that tailored legal advice is provided.
Kate has experience in front-end legal work, including the drafting and negotiation of contracts and departures. Kate is committed to ensuring a detailed and critical approach is taken to document preparation and review, and to ensure written agreements and construction contract suit client and project-specific needs.
Maddison is a lawyer at Batch Mewing Lawyers working in both the Construction & Infrastructure team and Commercial team. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences from Bond University.
Maddison assists our clients from the start of the project, including contract negotiation and formation, and throughout the duration of the project assisting with contract administration and contractual disputes. Maddison is also dedicated to delivering tailored commercial legal strategies and solutions to our clients to safeguard interests and foster commercial success.
Ella has recently completed a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at Griffith University. She is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, with expected completion and admission as an Australian Legal Practitioner in early 2024.
Prior to joining Batch Mewing, Ella engaged with a diverse range of industries, gaining valuable insights and perspectives that enrich her legal understanding.
Ella looks forward to utilising her skills and knowledge to ensure that clients receive the highest level of support for both transactional and disputed construction matters.
Nicholas is currently in his third year of an Arts/Laws (Honours) dual degree at the University of Queensland and is majoring in economics, international relations and anthropology.
Prior to joining Batch Mewing, Nicholas worked in a barrister’s chambers, where he experienced large-scale commercial litigation in the Queensland Supreme Court, and was part of a Brisbane-based construction technology start-up automating contract procurement in the construction industry.
Nicholas continues to draw from his experiences in construction law to deliver thoughtful, detailed and flexible solutions for clients, and has developed a passion for litigation and dispute resolution.
Dakota is in his fourth year studying a dual Bachelor of Law (Honours)/ Bachelor of Business (Management) at the Queensland University of Technology.
Although new to construction law, Dakota is particularly interested in helping clients progress through front-end matters, disputes and litigation. He strives to ensure a friendly and detail orientated approach when delivering our clients' desired results.
Patrick is in his penultimate year of a Bachelor of Business (International Business)/ Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at the Queensland University of Technology. Prior to joining Batch Mewing, Patrick spent four years in workers compensation insurance developing his skills in communication and dispute resolution.
His professional interests lie in litigation and alternate dispute resolution. He is new to the construction industry but draws on his prior education and experience in business to ensure apt commercial outcomes for clients.
Patrick is a passionate advocate for client interests and takes pride in delivering timely, effective solutions.
Nicholas is in his final year of a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree at the Queensland University of Technology.
Prior to joining Batch Mewing, Nicholas spent two years in a suburban law firm assisting in commercial and personal matters, developing his skills in contract review, client communication and commercial-based dispute resolution.
Although he is new to the construction industry, Nicholas draws upon his prior education and experience in legal practice to ensure that he delivers on commercial outcomes favourable to clients.
Anna is in her fifth year studying a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) at the Queensland University of Technology.
Prior to joining Batch Mewing, Anna worked as an in-house paralegal where she was responsible for various environmental regulatory licensing. Anna also spent several years in the health industry where she provided crucial front-of-house assistance.
Anna is engaged in a number of volunteering opportunities in the areas of environmental, civil and criminal law. She hopes to utilise her versatile background to provide clients with insightful and well-rounded support.
Nicole is the Office Manager and Paralegal and has over 15 years’ experience working in leading Australian, South African and English law firms. The last 5 years of Nicole’s career have been devoted specifically to construction law.
Nicole is driven to achieve excellent outcomes for clients with her high attention to detail. She works closely with the legal team at Batch Mewing by providing invaluable assistance across a broad range of matters.
The experience she brings from working in international law firms has given her a key insight into the best practice for the construction and infrastructure industries.
Wendy is a highly experienced chartered accountant and finance manager who has lead the finance team at Batch Mewing since 2016.
Wendy’s background includes roles in commerce, international banking and prudential regulation, from which she developed a strong understanding of the challenges of cashflow forecasting, taxation planning, and financial and management accounting. In particular Wendy has an interest in assisting emerging business with the financial analysis required to support ongoing operations and the development of financial strategies for sustainable business growth.
Jacinda is currently in her final year at the Queensland University of Technology studying for a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Marketing and Public Relations.
As an emerging marketing professional, she aspires to assist Batch Mewing Lawyers in creating feasible and memorable solutions for the benefit for the business and its clients.
Her focus is in brand development and applying various marketing strategies in the digital and traditional aspect.