Megan has extensive experience in construction and infrastructure, guiding clients through complex front end and litigation work and is known for her experience and expertise across a variety of areas in construction. Having acted for developers, head contractors, sub-contractors, not for profit organisations and statutory insurers.
Megan has a deep understanding of the strategic and practical requirements of her clients through all stages of the construction process, from negotiating the contracts through to resolution of disputes. Her litigation experience has included acting on commercial and residential projects, renewable energy, processing plants, marine and civil infrastructure disputes.
With experience across all jurisdictions, including the High Court of Australia, and dispute resolution forums, including adjudications and arbitrations, Megan has acted on matters ranging from security of payment claims, contractual entitlements and termination to recourse to bank guarantees.
In addition to her litigation experience, Megan has drafted and negotiated contractual documentation and provided advice and construction management services to a variety of clients on different projects.
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
- Lexology – Winner, Client Choice Awards for Construction – 2014
- Best Lawyers in Australia – Recognised for Construction/Infrastructure Law – Since 2019
- The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific – Recommended Lawyer for Construction – 2013 to 2018
- Doyle’s Guide – Recommended lawyer, Construction & Infrastructure Litigation, VIC, 2017
11 December 2018
Late adjudication determination? No worries, it’s still valid!Read More
05 December 2017
High Court confirms that permits are mandatory for union officials attending construction sitesRead More
04 December 2017
What? You’re Insolvent? That’s fine, just keep working.Read More
20 July 2017
Determining the date of practical completion: Abergeldie Contractors Pty Ltd v Fairfield City CouncilRead More
27 June 2017
Statutory declarations do matterRead More
27 May 2016
Security of Payment Update: Mediation clause found not to be a ‘method of resolving disputes’Read More
30 July 2015
Updates on the principles applicable to attempts to restrain recourse to unconditional bank guaranteesRead More
12 August 2014