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Rachel Watts
Rachel Watts
Rachel Watts Special Counsel

Rachel Watts

Special Counsel

About Rachel

Rachel is an experienced construction and infrastructure lawyer who acts for clients on projects across a number of sectors, including resources, water, energy, university, transport and property development.
What she does
Rachel advises on, drafts and negotiates contractual documentation, including design and construct, engineering, procurement and construction, supply and installation, and operation and maintenance agreements.

During the course of projects, Rachel advises clients on issues as they arise and assists with contract administration and preparation of claims and responses to claims. She also provides advice on security of payment and management of contractual disputes.

Rachel's dispute resolution experience includes adjudication, mediation, expert determination, arbitration and litigation.
Who she works with
Rachel works primarily with asset owners (including government entities and universities), developers, contractors, engineers and other consultants.
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What her clients say
"Rachel has become our go-to person for specialist legal advice and services relating to construction law. We value her knowledge of the field, meticulous attention to detail, dedication and appropriate levels of cost. She is also a pleasure to work with." Legal Counsel at an Australian university
Qualifications
Rachel has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons, Class 1) degree.
Life before Sparkes
Rachel started her career at Sparke Helmore more than a decade ago. In 2009, she moved to the United Arab Emirates, where she worked in the projects and construction team of a major international law firm. Rachel returned to Sparke Helmore in 2011.
Life outside of Sparkes
Rachel is passionate about wine and is undertaking a Masters in Wine Technology and Viticulture at the University of Melbourne.
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Contact
Rachel Watts
t: +61 2 9260 2440
m: +61 420 370 482
o: Sydney
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