About All Building Law

Building and Construction Lawyers
Legal advice on all aspects of commercial and domestic building projects


15+ Years

All Building Law

Our Director, Tom Adames is an expert in all areas of building and construction law, with an excellent understanding of commercial and domestic building disputes, building and construction contracts, building regulations and licensing.

Our Senior Associate, Rebecca Donohoe has broad property and body corporate law experience as well as building and construction law expertise.

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Extensive experience in building and construction law

  • Commercial and domestic building disputes
  • Building and construction contracts
  • Building regulations and licensing
  • Commercial advice


  • Graduate Diploma, Applied Law (Comm Lit), College of Law (Distinction)
  • Graduate Bar Practice Course, Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland


Tom has been a member of the QLS Construction Law Committee and Vice President of the Building Dispute Practitioners Society. He has a strong commitment to helping clients manage risk and achieve desired outcomes.

  • Member, Housing Industry Association
  • Member, Master Builders Queensland
  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Member, Society of Construction Law


Experienced in all areas of property, body corporate and building law

  • All aspects of off the plan development work including preparation of contracts and disclosure statements, establishing the body corporate, meeting financier requirements for pre-sale funding, flat land subdivisions, strata titled developments, easements, plan registration, CMS and BMS documents, caretaking and letting agreements, real estate agent appointments, restraint deeds and agent licensing queries
  • Put and call option agreements
  • Commercial leasing
  • All aspects of residential and commercial conveyancing (including mortgagee and receiver sales)
  • Broad body corporate advice including by-law drafting, by-law breaches, disputes, acting for bodies corporate in relation to assignments of management rights, building defects and advice on the body corporate’s responsibilities under the BCCM legislation
  • Sales and purchases of management rights businesses
  • Residential and commercial building contract advice
  • Builder and subcontractor disputes
  • Building regulations and licensing.


  • 2004 – Bachelor of Arts (major Political Science) Bachelor of Laws
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland


  • Queensland Law Society

Our mission is clear

To understand you, your business and your legal problems and then provide a quick and cost effective way to resolve them.