Paul Deschamps

Paul specialises in building and construction law and has over 20 years experience advising clients in the construction industry.

Paul has particular expertise in procurement and tender processes; construction and infrastructure project documentation; project administration and delivery; claims, disputes and dispute resolution.

Paul is recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a leading NSW construction lawyer. Paul has been named in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Construction/Infrastructure Law.


Paul’s recent experience includes:

  • Thiess Pty Ltd (Wynyard Walk Project): Principal legal advisor to Thiess on this landmark infrastructure project for Transport for NSW (TfNSW) regarding an underground tunnel and associated facilities to connect Wynyard Station to Barangaroo;
  • John Holland (Reliance Rail Auburn Maintenance Centre): Acted for John Holland in the multi-party Supreme Court proceedings commenced by Downer and in separate downstream arbitration proceedings against KBR;
  • Murrumbidgee Irrigation Pipeline Project: We were engaged to prepare the project documentation for the delivery of a pressurised pipeline scheme to supply stock and domestic water in the Wah Wah Stock and Domestic district of the Murrimbidgee Irrigation Area being a Commonwealth funded project overseen by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources;
  • Sydney Airport: Advised on a number of projects including the implementation of the baggage handling systems, upgrades to cater for new large aircraft, multi-storey car-park construction, redevelopment and reconfiguration of terminals at T1 and T2, car-park management, trolley services, facilities maintenance, checked bag screening, facilities cleaning, security services, the construction and operation of a water treatment plant, implementation of runway lighting systems and associated works, runway resheeting and procurement and installation of aerobridges; and
  • ISS Services: Advised in relation to PPP projects for the Royal North Shore Hospital and the Victorian Biosciences Facility, contractual documentation in relation to NSW government project for facilities maintenance and cleaning services at NSW schools, contracts for service provision including a detention centre in Western Australia and Crown Casino in Victoria.

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