Areas of Expertise

Construction & Infrastructure

St John has over 30 years' experience as a construction, engineering and infrastructure lawyer.

He acts for a range of institutional and private commercial clients advising on tenders, project delivery models, project contractual documentation, insurance policy and indemnity issues, project administration and risk management. St John also acts extensively in relation to the strategic management and resolution of complex technical and legal disputes.

He regularly presents at industry forums and conducts regular in-house training and education workshops for clients. He is also a regular guest lecturer in the faculties of Law and Architecture, Building & Planning for the University of Melbourne.

What others say

"St John has been our lawyer of choice for almost 12 years. He is a leader in thought and action. St John masters the detail but is focused on developing and implementing the overall strategic plan to achieve our goals. He does this very effectively. Importantly for Tedra, St John is also sensitive to the cultural, commercial and legal challenges that acting for an international client involves."
Mariano Sola - Director, Tedra Australia (owned by Madrid based infrastructure conglomerate, ACS Group)
"St John is smart, energetic, strategic, practical and commercial. He listens to us and we enjoy working with him. And he is very good at delivering outcomes which are good for APM – which he does efficiently and with no "bad surprises". That is why St John has been our lawyer for almost 15 years."
Paul Howard - Joint Managing Director, APM Group
"Recognised Lawyer, Construction"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018


Water treatment

Acting for the head contractor in relation to all upstream and downstream contracting for the design and construction, and operations and maintenance phases of the Altona Recycled Water Treatment Plant Project and the West Werribee Salt Reduction Plant Project.

Regional Fast Rail

Acting for the head contractor in relation to Regional Fast Rail infrastructure project (Vic) providing strategic legal and commercial advice to support and assist contract administration, claim preparation, dispute management, and resolution.

Insurance and indemnity

Advising project participants and insureds on matters concerning the operation and effect of contractual insurance and indemnity provisions as well as insurance policy wordings and claims for indemnity arising under insurance policies such as construction all risk, professional indemnity, works and public liability insurance policies, including advising on the application of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984.