Victoria La Fontaine

Victoria is a Special Counsel with HWL Ebsworth employed in the Construction & Infrastructure group.

Victoria provides advice on contract administration and advises on dispute resolution including claims under Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.

Victoria has advised a diverse group of clients including building companies, Councils, Government bodies, engineering firms, and insurers.


Victoria’s recent experience includes:

  • Large roadworks joint venture: Assisted in defending substantial claims by contractors made under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (NSW);
  • International engineering firm: Acted in Supreme Court proceedings in defending a multi million dollar claims made pursuant to State Rail works;
  • National gas pipe laying contractor: Advised in relation to substantial amounts allegedly unpaid by the Principal;
  • Building subcontractor: Acted in Supreme Court proceedings concerning a substantial Strata defects claim in North Sydney; and
  • Ku-Ring-Gai Council: Assisted in defending contractor claims in relation to the West Pymble Pool development.

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