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Perry Thomas Lawyers

Perry Thomas Lawyers is a boutique Building and Construction law firm which prides itself on accessibility and providing fast, pragmatic and commercially astute advice. We regularly act for construction companies, subcontractors, engineers, architects, builders and owners and have many years of experience advising on residential, commercial and industrial projects. We often assist clients with:

Litigious matters in Courts and Tribunals including:

  • Domestic Building Disputes;
  • Commercial Building Disputes;
  • Appearing and advocating for clients at VCAT, Mediations, Conciliations and Conferences;
  • Protection Work Disputes;
  • Breach of Contract Matters; and
  • Joint Venture Disputes.

Building and Construction Law:

  • Drafting and reviewing construction contracts;
  • Advising on contractual risk management and distribution;
  • Providing advice in relation to the Building Act 1993, the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 and the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002;
  • Advising on contract administration;
  • Protection work disputes;
  • Defective building work and warranty claims;
  • Dispute resolution processes including mediation, conciliation and negotiation; and
  • Debt Recovery.

Security of Payment Act matters:

  • Including preparing payment claims, payment schedules, adjudications, summary judgement applications and enforcement.

Contract Advice and Drafting:

  • Providing clear advice on contracting models, risk allocation /distribution;
  • Drafting and reviewing construction contracts; and
  • Preparing suites of documentation to comply with contract administration requirements
  • Drafting Contract Notices (Extensions of Time, Variations, Termination Notices and Notices of Dispute)


John Perry
Ph: 03 8375 9638
Mob: 0403 817 102

David Thomas
Ph: 03 8375 9638
Mob: 0400 046 186


Emirates House
Level 3, 257 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000