• Mining & resources

  • Infrastructure

  • Construction

  • Dispute resolution and litigation

  • Insurance & risk

Basil is the lead partner of Jackson McDonald’s Projects, Infrastructure and Construction team.

For over 25 years he has practised in the areas of contracting law relating to major projects and infrastructure, insurance, commercial litigation, Occupational Safety & Health and general legal services. Basil has assisted local and multi-national clients with all forms of contracts, including building contracts, project management contracts, consultancy contracts, contracts for the supply of goods and services, contracts for the purchase of goods and services, developing full suites of contracts for major contractors (including in relation to WA’s 2 major PPP projects), FPSOs (Floating Production Storage Offloading platform) and assisting with the contracts relating to several power stations.

Basil has advised a number of multinationals involved in the resource industry (supplying the mining industry with products and services), the energy (oil, gas and coal) sector and construction and engineering industries in connection with their Western Australian operations including major contractors based in France, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Singapore, the UK and the US. Basil has advised numerous clients in connection with dispute resolution by guiding matters in the Supreme Court, District Court, arbitrations, expert determinations, adjudications and mediation concerning defective workmanship, contribution and indemnity claims in tort, standard form building and engineering contracts involving, inter alia, variations, extensions of time, liquidated damages and damages for delay etc.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Australian Institute of Company Directors

Committee Member of MBA WA Construction Council

Director and Past Chairman of the Society of Construction Law Australia

Member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (WA) Infrastructure Forum

Member of the Law Society of Western Australia

Member of the Law Society of Western Australia's Construction Group

Member of the Resolution Institute


Awards & Rankings

Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2016-2020 - Construction

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Best Lawyers Australia
2014-2020  - Construction/Infrastructure & Insurance Law
2017-2020 - Alternative Dispute Resolution

Doyle's Guide Western Australia 2015-2020 - Construction and Construction & Infrastructure Litigation

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016-2019 - Construction, 2019 - Dispute Resolution 

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