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The Team

We have a small, highly qualified and skilled team with significant experience in the building, engineering and construction industry.



Rod Perkins

Rod has a background in engineering, science and law. Rod has 40 years’ experience in the building, engineering and construction industry, with involvement in large mining, oil and gas projects both in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Rod is an experienced Adjudicator under the Construction Contracts (Security of Payments) Act (NT) and the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA) and is registered in both the Northern Territory and in Western Australia.

Rod is a qualified and experienced Arbitrator.


Main Practice Areas
Building, Construction & Engineering
Mining, Resources & Energy
Contract
Commercial
Arbitration
Adjudication
Dispute Resolution

Advises On
Contractual, statutory and regulatory issues in the building, construction, engineering and energy sectors
Building and construction disputes and agreements
Complex infrastructure projects
Mining, oil and gas
Risk related contract reviews
Arbitration
Adjudication
Dispute Resolution
Litigation

Professional Associations
Society of Construction Law Australia (SOCLA)
Engineers Australia
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia (CIArb)
Law Society Northern Territory

Michaela Powell

Michaela has a background in linguistics, dispute resolution and law. Michaela has 19 years’ experience as a lawyer and is experienced in commercial, building and construction, criminal and family law and ran her own legal practice for several years in Western Australia before transferring to the Northern Territory in 2008.

Michaela is a qualified mediator (Bond University) with experience in a wide range of disputes, including commercial and building and construction disputes.


Main Practice Areas
Contract
Commercial
Building and Construction
Adjudication
Dispute Resolution

Advises On
Contract Law (eg. breach and damages claims)
Residential building disputes
Adjudication applications and responses
Recovery of debt
Dispute Resolution
Litigation

Professional Associations
Resolution Institute
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
Law Council of Australia
Law Society Northern Territory

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