Contact details+61 3 9269 9370
Practice groupCommercial Disputes
Elon acts for commercial and corporate clients predominantly in the Construction and Real Estate sectors.
He assists clients with the preparation, negotiation and finalisation of construction contracts and related documentation, and also advises on the administration of projects during construction, which includes providing advice in connection with how best to avoid or minimise disputes.
Where disputes arise which have included claims relating to liquidated damages, latent conditions, defective design and construction, and claims for variations, Elon provide advice and guidance in relation to managing those disputes.
Elon is an experienced litigator, having conducted litigation in most jurisdictions and State and Federal Courts. He also practises widely in all forms of dispute resolution, including mediations, security for payment adjudications, expert determinations and arbitrations.
Elon has a practical and client-focused approach to resolving disputes. He provides tailored risk mitigation advice to help his clients manage their disputes in their infancy and avoid litigation where possible. Where it is not possible to avoid litigation, Elon will use litigation as a tool to achieve the best possible outcome for his client, while always being mindful of their key objectives.
Elon has completed two in-house secondments with the Water Corporation of Western Australia and AECOM (a global engineering consultancy firm) which has him a strong appreciation of both the commercial drivers and the types of issues faced by his clients.
Areas of expertise:
- drafting construction contracts and related documentation;
- contract administration advice;
- security of payment adjudications;
- construction disputes;
- resolving disputes through alternative dispute resolution channels;
- environmental disputes;
- commercial disputes;
- Corporations Act and Trade Practices litigation;
- complex contractual disputes; and
- negligence-based disputes.
LLB - University of Western Australia
BSc (Biomedical Science and Molecular Biology) - Murdoch University
- Member of the Law Institute of Victoria.