Staff Profile

Harish Nair

Associate Partner

Harish Nair is an Associate Partner in our Building and Construction team, practising in the areas of property development, building and construction, owners corporation and other associate areas.



With over a decade of experience, Harish provides clients with valuable advice on:

  • project delivery strategies,
  • negotiating and drafting of contracts and other project documentation,
  • risk management and regulatory compliance,
  • early dispute resolution,
  • security of payment remedies (SPOA Claims),
  • litigation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution.

Harish has extensive Knowledge and experience in:

Development Projects

Development projects can be highly complex with varying level of uncertainty throughout its lifetime. Harish works closely with his clients to thoroughly understand their project vision and delivery requirements including time, cost and quality. Harish will guide you through the complete project lifecycle; from procurement, engagement of consultants, project delivery, and which in turn avoids costly dispute. Harish works closely with clients to identify project specific risks and ensure that they are addressed in a timely fashion to reduce the chance of disputes arising. However, if a dispute does arise, then he can guide you through the process of litigation and dispute resolution in all jurisdictions. Harish acts regularly for principals and developers, owners, consultants, building practitioners (Builders, Contractors, sub-contractors, architects, engineers, tradies), superintendents, homeowners and private clients.

Building & Construction

Harish understands that whether you are a homeowner, builder, contractor, sub-contractors, architects, engineers, tradies or developer, building disputes can delay the project and become costly. Harish offers a whole-of-project service, from procurement and contract preparation through to project delivery and resolution of disputes. Working collaboratively with clients Harish can develop solutions throughout the entire project lifecycle and mitigate risks and pressure points to ensure they are successful.

When it comes to disputes, Harish is known for obtaining outstanding outcomes for clients and is well experienced in negotiating transactions and agreements. Harish has expertise in drafting/negotiation of contracts (commercial, industrial, retail and residential developments), contract management, compliance, risk management, performance monitoring. Legal processes are unique for the Building and Construction industry disputes and require specific knowledge and understanding, which Harish has in addition to a deep understanding of the latest industry best practice to help client’s avoid expensive and protracted disputes. He also has expertise in dispute resolution including mediation, expert determination, adjudication, dispute review boards, arbitration and litigation.

Having extensive construction dispute experience, Harish routinely assists clients with matters in across various Court and Tribunal jurisdictions both in Victoria and interstate.

Owners Corporation

Harish has a detailed understanding of the complex relationships that exist between the Owners Corporation, the manager, committee members and individual lot owners. Harish has built a significant reputation within the Owners Corporation industry, by delivering practical legal seminars and timely advice to owners corporation managers and committee members. This provides OC Managers and members with commercially relevant information so they can stay on top of legal changes and developments in the industry. Harish will guide you through all issues associated with Owners Corporation including advisory work, drafting of legal documents and litigious matters. Harish acts regularly for owners corporations of all sizes, registered managers, committee members, lot owners and developers.

Harish has a Bachelor of Law from University of Tasmania. He also has a Bachelor of Nautical Science and Bachelor of Commerce from University of Mumbai and a Graduate Diploma in Maritime and Logistic management from University of Tasmania. His past life included being a navigating officer on the largest oil tanker ever built in the merchant navy.

Come the weekend, Harish loves to go for long drives and relax at the coast with his wife and his daughter.

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