Jody Williams

LLB Masters of Environment & Sustainability  

Special Counsel

   

Jody Williams practises in the areas of construction, infrastructure and insurance, primarily in the management of project claims and dispute resolution. She also lectures at the University of Melbourne in construction law and sustainable infrastructure systems.

Jody has broad experience advising on contract documentation, project claims management and dispute resolution, both as a solicitor and a member of the Victorian Bar. Jody also has extensive experience in insurance law and professional indemnity.

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Recent experience

 

  • Advising the Project insurer in relation to Supreme Court proceedings arising from the construction of the Burnley Tunnel as part of the CityLink Project
    and negotiating the resolution of the claims at mediation.

  • Advising both contractors and insurers in relation to claims relating to construction defects and negligent design.

  • Acting on behalf of the owner and operator of subsea oilfield equipment in an arbitration arising from the defective installation of the equipment.

  • Acting on behalf of the designers of the Barwon Water Sewage Treatment Plant and advising their insurers in Supreme Court proceedings arising from the design and construction of the Plant.

Publications

  • Sustainable Construction: Developments and Opportunities,  Commended entry in the Brooking Prize and published by Society of Construction Law Australia, April 2016.

  • An Environmental Assessment of the Victorian Desalination Plant, National Environmental Law Review, 2008.

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