Barristers in Chambers

Tom Davie

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02 9221 4533
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02 9221 4951
Email
tdavie@qsc.com.au

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Building, Engineering and Construction
  • Security of Payment
  • Contract and commercial law
  • Equity
  • Environment, Planning and Strata Law
  • Insurance
  • Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation

Experience

Tom Davie is one of Sydney’s most experienced and respected construction law barristers. He is the author of the Annotated Home Building Act and a co-author of Understanding Construction Law. He regards building and construction law as a branch of commercial law.

Before coming to the bar in 1998 Tom practiced as a solicitor and partner involved in building and construction, commercial, and planning law at major legal practices across three jurisdictions.

Barrister:         1998

Solicitor:          England & Wales 1986

Solicitor:          Hong Kong 1987

Solicitor:          New South Wales 1992

Expertise

Tom has particular experience in dealing with document-heavy litigation with a substantial technical component, and with the cross-examination of technical experts.

Tom is also experienced at representing clients in mediations and has been asked to act as a mediator himself on a number of occasions.

Books

  • The Annotated Home Building Act 1989 – published 2000.
  • Understanding Construction Law – published 2016

Some notable cases

  • Lavender View v North Sydney Council [1999] NSWSC 699 (14 July 1999)
  • Westfield v Fair Trading Tribunal [2001] NSWSC 1253 (15 March 2001)
  • Ab and Ma Chick (Vic) Pty Ltd (In Liq) v 526 Olive Street Pty Ltd [2001] NSWSC 575 (9 July 2001)
  • Isak Constructions v Faress [2003] NSWSC 784 (27 August 2003)
  • Auburn Council v Austin Australia Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) [2004] NSWSC 141 (8 March 2004)
  • Merheb v Hilal and Anor [2004] NSWSC 425 (24 May 2004)
  • Zavodnyik & v Alex Constructions Pty Ltd [2005] NSWCA 438 (9 December 2005)
  • Allied Express Transport Pty Ltd v Bax Global (Aust) Pty Ltd (No 2) [2006] NSWSC 1180 (13 November 2006)
  • Kittu Randhawa -v- Monica Benavides Serrato [2009] NSWSC 170 (20 February 2009)
  • The Owners Strata Plan v Brookfield Multiplex Limited [2010] NSWSC 360 (23 April 2010)
  • Orica Investments v McCartney [2010] NSWSC 488 (28 May 2010)
  • Baron Corporation Pty Ltd v Owners of Strata Plan 69567 [2013] NSWCA 238 (29 July 2013)
  • Boden v Gleeson [2013] NSWCA 447 (11 December 2013)
  • Cantwell v Beitzel and ors [2014] NSWSC 242 (21 March 2014)
  • Phan Building Services Pty Ltd v Dang [2016] NSWCATAP 51 (23 February 2016)
  • The Owners, Strata Plan 65111 v Meriton Apartments Pty Ltd [2016] NSWSC 650 (20 May 2016) and The Owners, Strata Plan 65111 v Meriton Apartments Pty Ltd [2016] NSWSC 909 (1 July 2016)