David Vaughan

David is a specialist building and construction lawyer and has practised in the industry for over 32 years advising principals, contractors, subcontractors, major consultants in all major aspects of the industry.

David is an accredited specialist with the NSW Law Society in Commercial Litigation specialising in Building and Construction Law and has extensive experience in dispute resolution within the industry, including litigation, arbitration, mediation and claims resolution. David has regularly been invited to speak on construction related issues including the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999.

David has also extensive experience acting for Developers and Government in private and public sector developments in preparing procurement documentation, including development solutions, tenders, contracts and negotiating all these agreements. David has a specific expertise in Project Management advice and resolution of project issues in real time.


David’s recent experience includes advising:

  • A construction client in relation to a $23 million development and being actively involved in the project control group meetings dealing with onsite and administrative issues in the delivery of a complex and difficult project;
  • Macquarie Bank in relation to the preparation of Project Services Agreement and Guaranteed Maximum Price, D & C Contract, as well as associated agreements and solutions in relation to the refurbishment of Heritage Building at 50 Martin Place, Sydney valued at $200 million;
  • Quay Haymarket Pty Ltd in relation to a mixed commercial and residential development in Haymarket Sydney with 286 residential units valued at $120 million including demolition and excavation contracts, early works contracts, consultancy agreement and D & C construction contract;
  • Ipoh Pty Ltd in relation to commercial retail interests including redevelopment works at QVB, No. 1 Martin Place, The Galeries and Chifley Plaza. Work and advice included development solutions, consultancy contracts and construction contracts;
  • Wyong Shire Council on procurement strategy, tender documentation, contract preparation for engineering and construction costs on a $200 million plus infrastructure project;
  • Orange City Council in relation to the procurement modelling for redevelopment of the Airport including contracts for a new terminal building, new air ambulance hanger and extension of the runway and aprons including drafting various contracts and providing advice on contract administration; and
  • IMB in developing an innovative solution for their acquisition of a site and the construction of a new headquarters on that site in a most cost and tax effective way.

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