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 particularly experienced in adjudications under the Western Australian Security of Payment legislation. In addition, Kate is experienced in the drafting, negotiation and tendering of the full range of construction contracts.

Kate has also been listed in Doyles this year under the “Leading Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Lawyers – Western Australia, 2024”.


Kate’s experience includes advising:

  • John Holland in respect of the circa $200 million Supreme Court litigation against the State regarding the construction of the Perth Children’s Hospital;
  • A property developer in respect of a circa $35 million dispute in the NSW Supreme Court with a project participant in connection with the payment due for the design and construction of the residential and commercial development;
  • 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;
  • Numerous clients (including Principals, Contactors and government agencies) drafting, reviewing and amending the full range of constructions contracts (Australian Standard and other industry standard forms) including requests for tender, construct only, D&C, EPC and EPCM, supply and install and consultancy agreements;
  • Karara Mining in various Court proceedings including the successful defence of claims totalling $30 million made by the structural, mechanical and piping works contractor; and
  • Numerous clients drafting adjudication applications and responses (many being multi-million dollar claims).

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