Jeremy Munce is an experienced contracts lawyer who practices in contentious and non-contentious matters in a range of areas, including building and construction, engineering, major projects, property and commercial.

    He has acted for Australian and international clients (both public and private) in most Australian jurisdictions and in all dispute resolution forums, including litigation, arbitration and mediation, with a focus particularly on New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.

    Clients regularly seek Jeremy’s counsel to assist them in ascertaining and clarifying their contractual (and extra-contractual) rights and obligations, and in developing successful strategies to resolve their disputes.

    Jeremy also operates at the “front-end” of projects, assisting clients to successfully draft, negotiate, execute and administer their respective contracts so as to minimise the possibilities of disputes before they occur.

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    • Acting for international designer in engineering dispute in New South Wales Supreme Court and private arbitration proceedings concerning alleged major car park subsidence.
    • Advising Western Australian hydraulics subcontractor on contractual rights and obligations arising out of contamination discovered in water on major project.
    • Preparing suite of standard form contract documents tailored for Queensland based construction client.
    • Advising Queensland tenant on rights and obligations arising out of construction of new premises under an agreement for lease and representing tenant in ongoing dispute resolution negotiations.
    • Acting for supplier against call on bank guarantee seeking urgent injunction from Supreme Court of Western Australia.
    • Advising construction principals and contractors on rights and obligations in relation to extensions of time, delay damages, practical completion, variations, warranties, negligence and equitable remedies.

    Education

    • The University of Melbourne, M.Comm.Law
    • Griffith University, LL.B. (Hons.)
    • Griffith University, B.Int.Rel.

    Courts

    • Supreme Court of Queensland, 2010
    • Federal Court of Australia
    • High Court of Australia

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