Kate Morrow

Kate regularly provides advice regarding issues arising out of large scale construction projects including claims management, alternative dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration. Kate has provided advice to both principals and contractors regarding some of the largest projects in the State’s history.

Kate is also particularly experienced in adjudications under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA) and resultant enforcement proceedings.

In addition, Kate is experienced in the drafting, negotiation and tendering of the full range of construction contracts (e.g. requests for tender, construct only, D&C, EPC and EPCM, supply and install and consultancy agreements).


Kate’s experience includes advising:

  • The owner and operator of a large iron ore project in the Midwest in respect of a large number of high value disputes including in respect of contractual interpretation and claims management advice, adjudication responses, mediations, arbitrations and Supreme Court Proceedings;
  • A large oil and gas producer in connection with a major LNG infrastructure development, including in respect of adjudication responses, claims management, contract interpretation and dispute resolution;
  • An EPC Contractor in respect of two major power station projects including the negotiation and drafting of the EPC contract and major subcontracts (with a total contract value in the vicinity of $1 billion) and advice regarding interpretation and variation of those contracts;
  • Karara Mining in various Court proceedings including the successful defence of claims totaling $30 million made by the structural, mechanical and piping works contractor.
  • Lloyd’s insurers in respect of construction risks insurance matters relating to defective works; and
  • Various Clients in respect of adjudication applications (many being multi-million dollar claims).

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