Harkiran is a Lawyer within Coleman Greig's Litigation and Dispute Resolution team.
With experience in construction matters and the building and construction industry, Harkiran assists clients with a wide range of commercial litigation issues on a daily basis.
Through this experience she has developed a holistic understanding of the building and construction industry and confidently advises clients on the drafting of varied construction contracts and pre-empting common pitfalls and disputes that parties may encounter during a project.
Having acted for a range of businesses and individuals (including developers, builders and homeowners) in disputes relating to the Home Building Act and the Security of Payment Act legislation, Harkiran is very knowledgeable with respect to:
- drafting standard and bespoke construction contracts and agreements;
- design and construct contracts;
- subcontract agreements;
- consultancy agreements and tripartite agreements;
- advising on a range of construction contracts;
- assisting clients with preparation of Payment Claims;
- payment schedules and adjudications; and,
- assisting clients with disputes under the Home Building Act.
She has also represented clients in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Local, District and Supreme Court of NSW.
Taking a personal approach is important to Harkiran, getting to know her clients before delving into the issues that are presented to her. She is transparent and patient in all her interactions, ensuring that her clients feel comfortable at each stage in the process.
Harkiran enjoys writing about legal topics in plain English so that clients and the wider community can be kept abreast of current changes and developments in the building and construction industry. As part of a collaboration with Macquarie University, Harkiran previously worked with the Rule of Law Institute of Australia to publish an article titled 'Criminal v Civil Penalties: The Art of the Deal with Regulators in Australia'.