Simon Di Rosso

Simon works within the firm’s construction and infrastructure team, predominantly on large scale tier one construction matters. At the same time, Simon provides the local government sector with advice and representation in all areas of law within which local governments operate.

Simon brings a broad depth of knowledge to the firm having specialised in a vast range of matters ranging from real estate/ property and construction disputes, contract drafting and amendment, mining disputes and access negotiations, trade practices (advice and misleading and deceptive conduct disputes), local government planning and development, corporate governance, compliance and all aspects of environmental law, particularly site contamination and remediation processes.

Simon has worked both in the private legal sector and in house as General Counsel for local government, the combination of which provides Simon with an intricate understanding not only of the level of advice detail necessary to add true value to clients, but the fundamental intracacies of government processes that affect construction clients’ operations.

Simon has acted for various civil construction and corporate clients, together with several large Western Australian Local Governments, in the Supreme and Federal Courts of Australia, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the State Administrative Tribunal in relation to, amongst other things, major construction, real estate, leasing, engineering, health, environmental, planning and development, corporate governance, compliance and corruption matters.

Experience

Simon’s experience includes advising:

  • The City of Kalamunda as its General Counsel, on all matters of governance and corporate compliance, judicial reviews, major contracts, prosecutions, planning and development, local laws, policies, tenders, procurement processes and contaminated site issues, reporting and remediation;
  • The City of Canning on major construction and engineering disputes regarding complex environmental design issues at its state of the art community liesureplex;
  • The Tuss Group in regard to a dispute over ownership of formwork components during the contruction phase of the Perth International Airport extension, causing delay and disruption;
  • Remote Civils Australia in regard to the adjudication of variation disputes during the construction of North West mining camps, predominantly in regard to variations;
  • Jones Mining Innovation in regard to disputed variations in mining vehicle construction disputes; and
  • Environmental Health Australia on matters of evidence gathering, prosecution compliance, application of the Public Health and Building Act and various other ongoing matters.

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