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Building Contract Lawyers Perth and WA

Summers Legal is experienced in drafting and reviewing all types of building contracts.

Our team of experienced building contract lawyers work with a variety of clients in both the residential and commercial construction industry. Whether you are building your family home or your next commercial premise, our building and construction lawyers can help.

We’ve helped many West Australian clients, including owners of residential and commercial property, builders, subcontractors, developers, engineers and architects. From residential projects to large-scale civil developments, our experience extends to all types of building contracts.

Our building contract services include:

  • Formation of bespoke construction contracts and subcontracts for commercial and domestic clients (including tenders)
  • Reviewing and advising on existing building contracts
  • Reviewing, negotiating and amending contracts
  • Advising you on the best form of contract for your project

Types of Building Contracts

We create and advise on a wide variety of construction contracts including:

  • Design and Construction Contracts
  • Construction Only Contracts
  • Consultancy Agreements
  • EPC Contracts
  • EPCM Contracts
  • Mining Services Contracts
  • Australian Standard Construction Contracts
  • RAIA Contracts
  • Access Deeds
  • Minor Works Contracts
  • Construction Management Agreements

Speak to Our Leading Building Contract Lawyers

At the heart of any building and construction project is the construction contract.

Engaging a specialist contract construction lawyer in the early stages of your project, even if it’s a small residential project, can save you both money and time down the line.

Summers Legal is one of Perth’s most trusted law firms when it comes to Construction Law. Our construction lawyers can provide professional legal advice in relation to a range of building and construction law matters.


If you’re a landowner engaging with a builder, it’s essential to seek legal advice before signing anything and beginning the process.

It is not uncommon for builders to add special conditions to their contracts which can unfairly disadvantage you and potentially cost you thousands of dollars. We can assist you by reviewing the contract and identifying areas of risk, as well as any items you need to clarify or negotiate with the builder.

Our extensive experience and depth of knowledge ensure we can quickly identify and remove or amend any issues and unfair contract terms that will be problematic in the event of any building disputes.

There is a lot to understand in relation to contracts, such as liquidated damages and defect liability regimes, extensions of time, and variations. Our lawyers can assist you by helping you to understand the legal terms of the contract you are entering into and the potential contract disputes and consequences when not followed properly or in the time allowed. And if such disputes arise before you reach practical completion, our lawyers can help you understand your rights and obligations and achieve a more positive outcome.

Builders & Construction Clients

If you’re a builder in Western Australia, our team of lawyers can help you develop customised commercial or home-building contracts.

We work closely with you throughout the process, spending time to understand your business and specific circumstances, including your risk profile so that we can draft contracts that reduce your risks and provide a degree of comfort.

We can also review and advise on your current construction contract, identifying any contractual issues before they turn into major building disputes.

Words from our Clients

  • Expert commercial lawyers who we have been using for nearly 3 decades. Highly recommend them for expertise in all commercial and property matters.

    Cocos Restaurant
  • First-class Legal Service from Paul Summers. Highly qualified and experienced in Law relating to my business. I was well equipped with knowledge from my consultation. This Law firm is one you can trust on every level. I will recommend and use it again
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    Ilòna Jeffs
  • If only all people were so helpful the world would be a better place. Excellent is the word to describe their work.

    Miriam Mondaca
  • Paul Summers and his team are the best legal team I know in Perth. The very best commercial outcome.

    Kamran Gaeini
  • I have personally used Paul Summers and Summerslegal to act on behalf of a number of companies that I have been involved with both in the private and public sectors over the last 20 years. His advice and the advice of his firm has always been excellent and I can highly recommend his services and often do!

    Todd Zani
  • After a lengthy and drawn out business purchase, I’m so glad to have come across Paul Summers. Despite never having met (located interstate but needing a WA based solicitor) Paul treated us like long time clients and looked after us right throughout. We are so grateful – thank you!

    Erin de Angelis
  • Absolutely blown away by Paul Summers. Despite being new to property development and not knowing a lot about Shareholders/Joint venture Agreements etc he took me seriously and invested his time to help and guide me in the right direction. Other lawyers, I called just put me in the too hard basket. Definitely recommend his service.

    Benjamin Herzog
  • A professional, timely and well-executed job with my legal matter. Thanks, Paul!


Please contact the Team at Summers Legal today.