Australia: [Event-Sydney] One-day Intensive Training Course NSW Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (BCISPA)
Last Updated: 17 April 2015

Are you aware of the recent changes to the legislation affecting payment claims, payment withholding requests and retention trust accounts and how they affect you?

This course will focus on the fundamental issues surrounding the NSW Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (BCISPA), including recent amendments. The training will explain your rights, obligations and liabilities in respect to payment claims, payment schedules, adjudication applications, adjudication responses and adjudication determinations.

These key components will be fully explored by two leading lawyers and a seasoned adjudicator, who specialises in construction disputes, in an interactive and friendly environment.


Troy Lewis | Partner and National Head of Construction and Infrastructure | Holding Redlich

Troy is a Partner in construction litigation specialising in arbitration, expert determination and substantive litigation of construction disputes in all states and territories of Australia. Troy also specialises in claims involving the Security of Payment Acts Australia wide. Troy is a recognised industry expert in relation to construction litigation and in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 editions of Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, Troy is named as one of the leading construction litigation lawyers in Queensland. Troy has also been named in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia in the practice area of Construction/Infrastructure Law.

Tony Britt | Partner | Holding Redlich

Tony heads the Construction and Infrastructure team in Sydney. He joined Holding Redlich in October 2007 after spending over 20 years working in the construction industry, most recently for Veolia Water Australia, where he was directly involved in the Sydney and Gold Coast desalination projects. Tony is also a qualified civil engineer and project manager with many years of hands-on experience in infrastructure projects. Tony has experience in a number of industry sectors including civil construction, petrochemical and water projects. He also has several years' experience in arranging project insurances.

Russell Welsh | Director | ABC DRS

Russell is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor who has worked in the construction industry in the UK, Saudi Arabia, Korea and Australia for more than 30 years. Russell is also the only adjudicator in Australia to be registered in every jurisdiction with Security of Payment legislation.


Holding Redlich
Level 65, MLC Centre
19 Martin Place
Sydney, NSW 2000


  • Tuesday, 28 April 2015
  • Friday, 4 September 2015

Course Outline

8:30am Registration

9:00am Commencement:

  1. General introduction to ABC DRS
  2. Payment claims and payment schedules
  3. Adjudication process
  4. Function of adjudicator
  5. Adjudication determinations and review 5:00pm Close

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided.

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