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SA professional services list

A directory of solicitors and other legal professionals who specialise in the building and construction sector in South Australia.

SA professional services list

A directory of solicitors and other legal professionals who specialise in the building and construction sector in South Australia.

The HIA is often asked by members and consumers to recommend a solicitor or an accountant who specialises in providing advice and services in a particular area which is relevant to a member’s business.

Although HIA cannot warrant the skills of a particular external firm, HIA does maintain the following list of professional services firms who are members of HIA and practice in various areas, including:

  • building and construction law;
  • employment law and industrial relations; and
  • accounting, audit, tax, business and financial advice.

Please note that whilst these firms can discuss your matter with you, they will charge you on a fee for service basis in the event that their services are required.  Be sure to mention that you are a HIA member when you contact any of these firms. The HIA does not favour any one firm. The firms are listed in alphabetical order, not order of preference. All firms listed have extensive experience in construction and contract law and can best assist you in your matter. You can also contact some or all of the firms and discuss those issues of importance to you.

Commercial & Legal
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Elias Farah, Managing Partner

P: 08 8206 8444
E: legal@commercialandlegal.com.au
W: commericalandlegal.com.au

389 Flinders Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Founded in 2009, we are an established commercial law firm with experienced lawyers practising in property, projects and construction.

We have proven experience assisting our clients to negotiate their contracts, and to navigate and resolve their building and construction disputes. We understand the regulatory framework relevant to HIA members and can provide legal advice to improve your cash-flow management.

Our legal expertise is complemented by our experienced conveyancing team.

This unique blend of legal experience allows us to offer a considerable value proposition to our clients and we are consistently recognised as a specialised law firm in construction projects. We pride ourselves on our ability to simplify even the most complex of legal issues and to offer tailored legal advice which is pragmatic, commercially focussed and easy to understand.

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Mr Sean Ryan

M: 0416 000 113
E: sean@fbrlaw.com.au

Mr Nick Anderson

M: 0400 367 618
E: nick@fbrlaw.com.au

P: 08 8272 3644

123 Wright Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Standing out from the crowd is something we aspire to. After all, diversity is to be embraced.

So too is a legal solution tailored to your needs, not one off the shelf.

FBR Law is a team of five lawyers who provide legal advice and strategic legal solutions to businesses and individuals who are involved in property development and construction in South Australia.

We pride ourselves on our knowledge of property and construction law, dispute resolution, personalised service, and excellent value for money.

Finlaysons Lawyers
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Sam Burford, Partner

P: 08 8235 7482
E: sam.burford@finlaysons.com.au
W: finlaysons.com.au

Level 7/43 Franklin Street
Adelaide  SA  5000

Finlaysons is a long standing and reputable local Adelaide law firm that has provided legal services to the construction industry for many years. 
Sam Burford is the head of the construction law practice at Finlaysons. Sam has been regularly recognised for his work in construction law including, most recently, by being recognised as Adelaide’s Construction Lawyer of the Year (as awarded by Best Lawyers Australia).

Sam is affiliated with the Housing Industry Association as a member of its Industrial Relations and Legal Committee. Sam offers a free initial telephone consult for new inquiries. Guidance can be provided by this initial consult as to the likely legal fees if further legal assistance is required, to ensure you are informed at the outset.

Lynch Meyer Lawyers
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Mr Michael Hutton 

P: 08 8223 7600
E: mhutton@lynchmeyer.com.au

190 Flinders Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Lynch Meyer Lawyers are leading legal advisers to South Australia’s home builders and contractors.

We are proud to have supported HIA SA for many years. We offer members our first 30 minutes of legal advice free of charge.

Our specialist lawyers understand the way the construction industry operates and the technicalities involved in the construction of houses and buildings. We assist our clients to resolve disputes quickly and cost effectively.

We also offer a range of commercial legal advice in areas including debt collection, contract drafting, property development, leasing, conveyancing, insolvency, intellectual property, estate planning and more.

Our lawyers have been repeatedly recognised in Best Lawyers Australia and Doyle’s Guide for their expertise.

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Grant Mitchell, Partner

P: 08 8233 5612
E: grant.mitchell@minterellison.com

Myles Mayo, Senior Associate

P: 08 8233 5408
E: myles.mayo@minterellison.com

10/25 Grenfell St
Adelaide SA 5000

MinterEllison has a friendly team of experts with many years of experience providing legal services to construction and development industry businesses and professionals, both domestic and commercial.

We specialise in the following legal services:

  • Building/construction disputes; 
  • First class contract advice and drafting; and
  • Workplace health & safety claims and advice. 

The team prides itself in forming close working relationships with clients to ensure their needs are met in the most cost-effective way.

MinterEllison is a top tier law firm and consistently receives awards from the most reputable legal industry panels and publications.

As a member of the HIA, MinterEllison offers a free consultation for all new enquiries.

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