Conveniently located in Sandringham, KO Construction law can pass on to its clients the savings that are generated by its suburban location. We service clients from far and wide. Access to our offices is aided by the close proximity of the Sandringham station, where a quick train trip connects to the CBD and surrounding suburbs.

Upon engaging the firm, the client will receive a detailed summary of what charges and disbursements are likely to be incurred, thus providing further peace of mind to the client.

At KO Construction Law we understand the stressful nature of the problems and complexities arising out of building and construction. Our practice is designed to take this into account in providing the maximum reassurance and assistance in responding.


KELVIN OLDRIDGE // Director // Solicitor

Kelvin Oldridge

B.Build (RMIT) | LL.B (Hons University of London)

Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance

(Institute of Company Secretaries Australia)

Kelvin has over 17 years in construction and projects law experience with dual qualifications in building and law and 12 years involvement in project management, civil engineering, infrastructure, tunnelling and commercial construction. This experience includes work on large projects such as the construction of London’s 2.8 billion pounds sterling Jubliee underground line, Westminster, Chelsea Hospital and the Canary Wharf Project.

Kelvin is a well respected member of Melbourne’s projects and dispute resolution fraternity and a key member of the judging panel for the MBA Excellence in Construction.

Kelvin has advised members of the MBA for many years and that he is a member of the widely respected Building Disputes Practitioners Society and the Editor of that Society’s Newsletter.

Member Law Institute of Victoria

Member Master Builder’s Association Victoria

Judge for MBA Excellence in Construction Awards

Member Building Dispute Practitioner’s Society

Member Bayside Business

Network Member Frankston Business Network

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MICHAEL RYAN // Solicitor


Bachelor of Laws with Honours. (Melbourne University 1968)

Extensive practice in building and construction law, commercial arbitration and litigation, development law, insurance law, commercial law and property law including:- Foundation Member and first Secretary of the Building Disputes Practitioner’s Society. (Awarded Life Membership in 2003).

Member of the Institute of Arbitrators 1979 – 2003 with experience in acting as an appointed Arbitrator. Experience in acting as a mediator appointed by the County Court.

Previous Chairman of the Complaints Committee of the Housing Industry Association (the Body responsible for disciplining members of the Association).

Advised Housing Industry Association, its members and staff over a period of 20 years, including preparation of many of the H.I.A.’s standard forms of contract.

First Chairman of Directors of Home Owners Warranty Ltd. (a non-listed public subsidiary of H. I. A. providing insurance of builder’s warranties on a national basis).

Fellow, Australian Housing Institute (erstwhile).

Appointed to the panel of legal advisers by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects to provide advice to members. (to 2009)

2005 - appointment to the Architect’s Registration Board of Victoria Tribunal.

2012 - appointment to the panel of the Legal Practice Board to act as required as supervisor/manager to the practice of a defaulting legal practitioner.

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PRISCILLA CUTTER // Administration // Accounts


Diploma Graphic Design (Swinburne 1982)

Priscilla’s experience as a Creative Director within some of Australia’s top advertising agencies, in combination with running her own design firms brings valuable expertise in business management, work flow, customer relations and office administration skills to KO Construction Law. With a family background in building and the trades, Priscilla makes for a keen member of the KO Construction Law team.

Managerial experience:

Creative Director - Clemenger Group

Director/Creative Director - Cutter Design

Lecturer - Monash University, Caulfield Campus (Graphic Design Degree Stream).

Consultant to Herald Sun (Digital Art Department)

Steering Committee of AGDA - (Australian Graphic Design Association)

Steering Committee + Board Member - IAA (Illustrator’s Association Aust.)

Judge - MADC (Melbourne Art Director’s Club)

Judge - ACA (Australian Catalogue Association) 10 years

Board member - WIHV (Women’s Ice Hockey Victoria)

Manager - Victorian Women’s Inline Hockey team

Member - Bayside Business Network

Member - Kingston Business Womens Network

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ROY BEST // Administration, Office Services

Roy Best

Associate of Music Australia. (AMusA)

Roy’s qualifications read a little on the unconventional side. Aside from being meticulous and a stickler for detail, Roy has an Associate of Music Australia (AMusA) and has a long line of operatic feats under his belt in his role as Tenor for several Australian Opera companies.

He is also a fully certified and qualified motor mechanic and racing car engine builder and driver.

Add to this a very skilled carpenter, joiner and furniture designer. He has actively worked on many building projects from design, project management through to hands on construction.

So rest assured, not only is the admin. impeccably precise, your car can be maintained, all carpentry organised and a beautiful tenor voice provided to break the monotony that is pop radio.

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