The principals of Bradbury Legal are Brendan Hoffman and Scott Mort.
Brendan and Scott previously practised in large national law firms, but established Bradbury Legal as they believe the best way to service the property, development and construction industries is to provide clients with immediate access to specialist legal advice without unnecessary overheads.
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Brendan is a lawyer with more than 20 years of experience and a particular focus on the property and construction industries. He gives strategic and pragmatic advice to achieve the most commercial outcomes for his clients.
Brendan is experienced in the negotiation and drafting of construction contracts and related documents for the development and use of property, including joint venture or development agreements, consultancy contracts and leases. He also provides advice on associated matters such as corporate issues, financing, insurance and insolvency.
Brendan understands the practicalities of completing a development project and is regularly asked by clients to advise and assist in the day-to-day administration of construction contracts. When disputes arise Brendan represents clients in a variety of jurisdictions, including the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Federal Court of Australia. Brendan also advises clients on all forms of alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitrations, expert determinations and mediations.
Brendan is a member of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia and NSW practice committee of the Australian Institute of Architects.
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Scott established Bradbury Legal in 2014 after working at two national firms.
He has acted for a broad range of construction industry participants including contractors, owners and developers such as Allied Mills, AMP, Built, Baulderstone, Crown Group, CSR, FKP, GPT, Graincorp, Harvey Norman, Boral, Lend Lease, Serco, Landis + Gyr, Sekisui House, Mirvac, Trumen Corp, Lindsay Bennelong, Yuanda, Watpac, Walker and others.
His experience includes drafting and negotiating construction and related contracts, advising on risk mitigation strategies for project delivery as well as acting on behalf of parties in dispute.
Areas of expertise include:
- Drafting and negotiation of construction and related contracts
- Reviewing and analysing construction and related contracts and advising on risk mitigation
- Advising on the interpretation of contractual terms, issues and state and federal legislation
- Pre-contractual advice to ensure compliance with the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) and the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW)
- Advising on workplace health and safety legislation and regulatory compliance
- Advising and acting for applicants and respondents in the preparation of payment claims, payment schedules and the adjudication process under the security of payment legislation