Cynthia Chua

B.Eng (Civil Engineering), LLB (Hons)
Legal secretary: Wendy Exon
☎ +61 3 8600 8883
Cynthia is a member of KCL’s Construction and Infrastructure team, acting for developers and builders across the full life of a construction project including front-end negotiations and contract drafting, live project consulting in all areas of construction law and dispute management and litigation.

With over 3 years’ experience in resolving building disputes in Tasmania, Cynthia has advised a variety of clients on a broad range of issues, involving both residential and commercial buildings.

Prior to her time in Tasmania, Cynthia worked in as a project manager in Singapore where she was managing projects and involved in their structural and geotechnical designs.

Since joining the firm, Cynthia’s has worked on a wide range of contract negotiations and dispute resolution matters, in which she uses her project management experience to deliver practical advice.

Admitted to practice in June 2018, Cynthia has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) from the National University of Singapore with a strong interest in geotechnical engineering and a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) from the University of Tasmania.

Cynthia is a member of Engineers Australia, the Society of Construction Law Australia, and Victorian Institute of Law.

Growing up in cosmopolitan Singapore, Cynthia is fluent in English, Mandarin and two other Chinese dialects.

Areas of practice

Construction and infrastructure (front-end and projects)

  • Review of AS, ABIC and HIA and bespoke contracts for ‘design and construct’, ‘construct only’ and construction management
  • Contract consulting/management and dispute avoidance:
    Variation and extension of time (claims assessments and drafting)
    Prolongation, delay and liquidated damages
    Dispute procedures and other claims/assessments

Construction and infrastructure (litigious)

  • Disputes resolution including payments, delays extensions of time and building works
  • Security of Payment Act
    Key amendments to construction contracts
    Preparing payment claims and schedules
    Adjudication submissions and responses
  • Supreme Court and County Court (commercial, civil, infrastructure and industrial disputes)
  •  VCAT (major domestic and mixed use)