Leadership

Michael Morrissey
Managing Director | Founder

Michael is a commercial and dispute resolution lawyer with specialist knowledge in the construction and infrastructure industries.  He provides advice for tier-one contractors, financiers, major civil contractors, developers, residential and commercial builders, subcontractors,and energy providers.

He also works closely with businesses in the not-for-profit and agribusiness sectors.

Michael founded Morrissey Law & Advisory with the vision of combining commercial advice and technology solutions to ensure that businesses can obtain the right advice to build for the future.

With a Master in Construction Law from The University of Melbourne, Michael has particular expertise in the roll out of major infrastructure projects, particularly for rail, road and transport, green technology projects, urban revitalisation, and the residential construction sector. He works closely with his clients, other professional advisors (including law firms) to develop strategies around the management of their business, major transactions and projects, and around dispute resolution.

Michael has significant experience drafting and negotiating complex contracts, and providing strategic advice on project delivery and procurement. His dispute resolution experience includes arbitration, expert determination and major litigation. This includes litigating payment, delay and insurance issues across a variety of projects.

Before becoming a Lawyer, Michael was a Sports Journalist and Editor with Fairfax Media.

Contact Michael directly at m.morrissey@morrisseylaw.com.au or on +61 (2) 418 650 822.

Hamish Geddes
Senior Lawyer | Director

Commercial, Construction and Litigation lawyer, based in the Hunter Region.

Partners with national, regional and local businesses, companies and firms to provide effective legal solutions and results. Example businesses Hamish and Morrissey Law engage with regularly are builders, constructions firms, subcontractors, major plumbing and electrical businesses and civil contractors.

A brief summary of recent work undertaken by Hamish includes;

Drafting Adjudication applications, responses and statements in complex Security of Payment matters;

Home Building Litigation disputes in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, acting for Builders, Developers and home owners, including appeals in the new appeal jurisdiction within the Tribunal;

Drafting contracts and advising clients on amendments involved with recent large civil construction works (Newcastle/Hunter revitalisation works, Sydney rail infrastructure works and various regional rehabilitation projects);

Advising Developers on structure, risks and associated issues in regards to various residential and commercial developments.

If you wish to discuss any legal issue, or enquire as to whether I or Morrissey Law & Advisory can provide the legal advice and assistance you require, contact me at h.geddes@morrisseylaw.com.au or call 0416 017 941.

(Photograph by Ryan Shepherd Photography)