Michael Barnes

Senior Associate



Michael is a specialist in complex, large-scale construction disputes, having recently worked on a circa A$1 billion international arbitration proceeding arising from an Australian LNG project and previously worked as part of a team defending a claim of more than A$1.6 billion on behalf of a major mining client.

Michael has experience in various forms of dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, statutory adjudication and litigation. He has also been involved at the early and intermediate stages of construction projects, drafting and advising on a wide range of construction contracts.

Michael is a member of the Society of Construction Law Australia, and sits on the WAFC Community Football Tribunal.