Rod Dann

Partner. Brisbane.

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After more than two decades in the courtroom, Rod Dann has earned the title ‘expert litigator’.

Rod uses his litigation, adjudication, mediation, arbitration and expert determination skills to act for the who’s who of construction and mining clients.

He was the first lawyer to obtain recognition of an Australian judgment in Japan, arising from a contract dispute involving a large Japanese developer.

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After more than two decades in the courtroom, Rod Dann has earned the title ‘expert litigator’.

Rod uses his litigation, adjudication, mediation, arbitration and expert determination skills to act for the who’s who of construction and mining clients.

He was the first lawyer to obtain recognition of an Australian judgment in Japan, arising from a contract dispute involving a large Japanese developer.

Known for his leadership at Corrs, Rod is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and is the National Property & Development Division Leader comprising the Construction, Property and Environment & Planning practice groups.

“Noted for his superb litigation skills” Asian Legal Business
Rod Dann

Rod's Expertise

  • Adjudication Acted for a gas pipeline principal in Supreme Court proceedings to set aside an adjudicator’s decision under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act (Qld) in respect of a progress payment of approximately $87 million. The court set aside the adjudicator’s decision after a two day hearing.
  • Expert Determination Acted and advised in binding and non-binding expert determinations including for a gas pipeline owner and a contractor engaged to perform HDD (horizontal drilling) and other pipeline works.
  • Mediation Acted for the owner of a power station in negotiating a settlement of dispute against the turnkey EPC contractor, with tens of millions of dollars in issue.
  • Arbitration Acting for the owner of a gas pipeline in a Fast Track Arbitration of claims in excess of $200 million arising from delay in the construction of the pipeline.
  • Litigation Successfully acted for a large ASX listed mining contractor in a dispute about the price to be paid for coal mining operations at the Millmerran mine.

What others say

  • “Brisbane Construction & Infrastructure Lawyer of the Year” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013
  • “Best Lawyer - Construction & Infrastructure” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2011-2014
  • “Best Lawyer - Alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Regulatory” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013 & 2014
  • “Leading Building & Construction Lawyer” Australasian Legal Business Guide to Building & Construction Law
  • “The [Construction] team's prize litigator” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2011/12
  • “Noted for his superb litigation skills” Asian Legal Business
  • “Recommended Lawyer - Construction (QLD)” Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2012

Rod's Leadership

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth National Property & Development Division Leader
    Executive Leadership Team Member
    Ethics & Conflicts Committee Member