Dominic Brown

BSc (Chem), LLB
Legal secretary: Wendy Exon
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A member of the Construction and Infrastructure team, Dominic acts for developers, head contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, suppliers and owners in both ‘front end’ and ‘back end’ construction and infrastructure matters, including all aspects contract management and disputes.

Dominic has experience acting for both claimants and respondents in adjudications made under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic), including jurisdictional appeals to the Supreme Court of Victoria, and adjudications in New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland under the respective state legislation. Dominic was also part of a working group involved in making submissions to the Western Australian government in relation to amendments to their Security of Payment Act.

Dominic acts for clients in Building Appeals Board matters, and in all Victorian Courts and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) in a variety of complex construction and geotechnical engineering matters

Dominic is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, the Law Institute of Victoria’s Building and Construction Committee, the Society of Construction Law Australia and the Property Council of Australia ― Victoria Division. Dominic also mentors junior lawyers and law students as part of mentoring programs operated by the Society of Construction Law and La Trobe University.

Dominic started practicing in Construction & Infrastructure law in 2017, joined KCL Law in November 2018, and was promoted to Associate in January 2020 and to Senior Associate in July 2021.


In 2023, Dominic was named as a finalist for the Tom Yuncken Australian Young Construction Lawyer Award. This award recognises excellence in the field of construction law and practice.  He was also short-listed as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards 2023 in the categories of Construction and Infrastructure and Energy, Projects and Resources. The Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards identifies the finest young lawyers across Australia, and provides industry-wide recognition for professional competency while highlighting a passion for the law and dedication for personal advancement. Dominic was also a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards in 2021 and 2022. In 2022, Dominic was also named in the Australasian Lawyers Rising Stars which recognises outstanding young professionals in the Australian legal industry.