Megan has extensive experience in infrastructure and construction, guiding clients through complex front end negotiations and litigation. She is best known for her commercial and practical approach and the breadth of her experience and expertise, having acted for contractors, major sub-contractors and suppliers, developers, not for profit organisations and statutory insurers.
Megan focuses on obtaining a deep understanding of the strategic and practical requirements of her clients through all stages of the construction process, from negotiating contracts, to project delivery and ultimately resolution of disputes to ensure the best possible outcomes. Megan has drafted and negotiated contractual documentation and provided project delivery services on large infrastructure and construction projects, including roads and rail upgrades and manufacturing plants.
Her litigation experience has included renewable energy, civil infrastructure including roads, dams, desalination plants, hospitals and marinas, together with processing plants and commercial and residential disputes.
With experience across all jurisdictions, including the High Court of Australia, and dispute resolution forums, including adjudications, expert determinations and arbitrations, Megan has acted on matters ranging from contractual entitlements and termination to recourse to bank guarantees and security of payment claims.
Megan Calder (who is ‘excellent’) and ‘very thorough’…is praised for ‘providing succinct, timely and accurate advice’. Megan is valued for her ‘prompt turnaround’, is ‘easy to deal with’ and ‘very experienced in litigating a variety of different claims in a variety of forums’.
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Australia – Construction
- Client Choice Awards – ‘Best Lawyer’ – 2020 Finalist
- Lexology – Winner, Client Choice Awards for Construction – 2014
- Best Lawyers in Australia – Recognised for Construction/Infrastructure Law (Melbourne, AU) – Since 2019 edition
- The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific – Recommended Lawyer for Construction – 2013 to 2018 editions
- The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific – Recommended Lawyer for Construction – 2022 edition
- Doyle’s Guide – Recommended lawyer, Construction & Infrastructure Litigation, VIC, 2017 to 2021
- Law Institute of Victoria
- Society of Construction Law Australia
- Law of Council of Australia – Construction and Infrastructure subcommittee
11 August 2021
Money talks in the business of domestic building: the purpose of profit is keyRead More
18 December 2020
2020 Construction Law Year in Review: Legislative Changes, Security of Payment and Insolvency ReformsRead More
05 October 2020
The Cladding Safety Victoria Bill 2020 provides owners relief but set to retrospectively increase the...Read More
05 October 2020
Victorian Building Authority’s enhanced powers to crack down on phoenixingRead More
05 December 2017
High Court confirms that permits are mandatory for union officials attending construction sitesRead More
20 July 2017
Determining the date of practical completion: Abergeldie Contractors Pty Ltd v Fairfield City CouncilRead More
19 April 2017
Bank Guarantees and Insurance Bonds in Construction Contracts: What’s the difference? Are they as good...Read More
27 May 2016
Security of Payment Update: Mediation clause found not to be a ‘method of resolving disputes’Read More
30 July 2015