Adam Carlton-Smith

Special Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Adam Carlton-Smith

Adam Carlton-Smith


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Adam Carlton-Smith is a construction and engineering lawyer based in Brisbane.

Adam practices in both front end procurement and back end dispute resolution, and advises on the construction of infrastructure projects, mining and resources projects, and all manner of property, tourism and mixed use developments across Australia.

At the front end he has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating on a range of construction, engineering and infrastructure projects for delivery by a variety of procurement methods (including D&C, EPC and ECI).

On dispute resolution, his experience on construction related matters ranges from acting on security of payment claims through to complex arbitration and litigation, as well as alternate dispute resolution procedures such as expert determination.

Adam boasts significant experience in dispute resolution and litigation, and was recognised as a Recommended Lawyer in Doyle's Guide to Leading Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Lawyers - Queensland in 2017, and in Doyle's Guide to Leading Queensland Construction Lawyers in 2011 and 2012.

Professional experience

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  • High Court of Australia 1992
  • Supreme Court of Queensland 1991
  • Supreme Court of England and Wales 1993

Leading Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Lawyers - Queensland, Doyle's Guide 2017

Leading Queensland Construction Lawyers, Doyle's Guide 2011 - 2012

  • English