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Frances is a construction and procurement lawyer with front- and back-end experience advising on major construction projects from the perspectives of the principal, contractor and subcontractor.

Frances has also worked in-house for a multinational corporation assisting with whole-of-life project delivery from contract negotiation and finalisation, procurement, asset management, head contractor/principal and head contractor/subcontractor disputes, settlement and adjudications. 

Frances has significant skills across a broad range of project delivery models, including EPC, EPCM, D&C, Alliance and Joint Ventures, with both standard and bespoke contracts, including experience with international construction contracts (i.e. FIDIC)


Frances holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • Charter Hall on various commercial developments
  • Queensland Government on the delivery of the Queensland Resources Common User Facility
  • advising an unincorporated joint venture on the Olive Downs Project valued $200 million
  • advising a Tier 2 Contractor on a design and construction contract as part of a consortium for a project valued up to $600 million