Finlaysons bolsters construction offering with new partner

The firm continues a strong year that has included the appointment of its youngest managing partner

Finlaysons bolsters construction offering with new partner
Sam Burford

Finlaysons Lawyers has bolstered its construction offering with the appointment of a new partner.

Sam Burford joined the firm’s dispute resolution and litigation group on 26 October. He adds to the team’s strengths with his expertise in matters involving commercial construction, infrastructure and engineering.

His clients include government departments, large international and local building companies, engineers, civil contractors, rail organisations and residential builders. He has helped prepare and negotiate construction contracts, as well as provided advice on construction management.

Burford’s recent achievements include serving as the key legal advisor for a government department through the procurement and delivery of significant infrastructure projects. He has also advised leading construction and technology companies on building disputes.

He has been recognised as a top construction lawyer in the Doyles Guide since 2017.

“Finlaysons have an exceptional team and a reputation as a ‘go-to’ commercial firm. I am excited to join the partnership,” Burford said.

He pointed to Finlaysons’ focus on developing young partners as a draw for him. This commitment was highlighted in the firm’s election of its youngest-ever managing partner, Andrew Dyda, in July.

Dyda welcomed Burford to the partnership.

“Sam has a strong practice presence in both South Australia and the Northern Territory and is well positioned to further strengthen our capabilities out of our two offices,” Dyda said.

Finlaysons also elevated senior associate Alexandra Cobiac (insurance) to partner in September.

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