MADDOCKS lawyer Nick Whitmore was awarded Victorian Young Construction Lawyer of the Year for 2009.
Whitmore is entering his third year of practice and has already gained skills in advising clients on a range of construction-related matters including the preparation and running of Supreme Court litigation for a national contractor regarding the construction of the Craigieburn By-Pass.
He has also advised local government on the procurement and resolution of disputes relating to significant public infrastructure and has acted for a major contractor on an interstate dispute (including claims against a foreign-based design firm) concerning the design and construction of a major arterial road/rail bridge.
"[Whitmore] has developed an enthusiasm for extending his knowledge of construction and engineering law as well as the process for dispute resolution in the several forums in which he has practised," according to construction and major projects partner Paul Woods.
The Law Council of Australia's Victorian sub-committee for Infrastructure and Construction sponsors this award named in the memory of the late Tom Yuncken, a renowned and highly regarded construction lawyer from Allens Arthur Robinson, every two years.
Whitmore was nominated by barrister Toby Shnookal.