We provide specialist, tailored and timely legal advice in building and construction matters and this is in part due to partners of Salerno Law also having their own interests in construction firms both in Australia and overseas.

For example, Cliff is a Director of Scotland’s largest private civil engineering firm. As part of this role, Cliff is required to provide advice and guidance on all areas of the law as it pertains to a large business operating in the construction industry. This advice being provided on a weekly basis.

Our Building and Construction team brings a wealth of personal commercial as well as legal experience in areas such as insurance, personal injury, WorkCover prosecutions, environmental prosecutions, contract/commercial disputes, regulatory disputes, consumer law claims, business transactions (business sales and mergers/acquisitions) and commercial contracts.


  • contract preparation and review

  • licensing matters

  • payment claims, responses and adjudication pursuant to the relevant State security of payments legislation

  • contractual disputes and variations, including liquidated damages claims

  • defect and rectification disputes

  • professional negligence, workers compensation and personal claims

  • safety and compliance issues

  • environmental and workplace prosecutions


Acted for a client by reviewing and advising on a QBCC land and building contract, and subsequently negotiating amendments with the builder.

Acted for a client who was in the business of renovating homes by drafting a custom renovation services agreement whereby the client would enter into partnership with home owners to renovate the property and then share in the sale proceeds of the property.

Acted for the client by providing pre-contract advice before entering into a WA building contract, and then reviewed and provided advice on the contract.

Appearing in Supreme Court proceedings for matters including contract payment claims, flood related claims, insurance claims, urgent interlocutory applications, personal injury claims, defective work claims and shareholder/directors disputes.

  • Cliff Savala
  • Matteo Salerno
  • Lyn Harris
  • Allison Mckee
  • Brooke Mcconchie
  • Sally Dalgleish
  • Kate Flett
  • Naomi Perry

Book Your Consultation

If your case can be settled without going to court, this is usually best for everyone. To find out if alternative dispute resolution is appropriate for you case, book a consultation with a professional at Salerno Law. Call us on +61 7 5575 8011 to get in touch with our QLD office or +61 8 9169 2206 to reach our WA office.