John Vozzo

John has extensive experience in construction law. He acts in both non-contentious matters and disputes, and has been involved in some of the largest public and private infrastructure projects undertaken in South Australia.

He advises on the procurement and delivery of major civil, commercial, residential, engineering, manufacturing, defence, technology and infrastructure projects. His contentious practice has a particular focus on major disputes, security of payment, delay and disruption, insurance and insolvency.

John is noted for his pragmatic, relationship-driven and outcome-oriented approach. He builds long-term relationships with clients so that he can give tailored, practical advice that meets their business needs.

John has deep connections in the South Australian construction industry, particularly through his engagement with education, policy and advocacy activities of major local industry associations including the Master Builders Association, Civil Contractors Federation, Australian Institute of Architects, and the Resolution Institute. He is regularly recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a leading South Australian construction and infrastructure lawyer.


John’s experience includes advising:

  • One of Australia’s largest private food businesses on procurement and project delivery for major processing facilities;
  • Major local and national civil contractors in contract negotiations for complex civil engineering and demolition projects across Australia (both public and private);
  • An engineering business in a complex Federal Court trial relating to defective machinery designed for high-end Defence manufacturing;
  • Commercial contractors, subcontractors, consultants and developers on the preparation and rollout of bespoke contract suites; and
  • A head contractor joint venture on claims arising from a multibillion dollar public infrastructure project.

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