Networking Event

Death by Contract
Monday 27th May 2024

Tired of contracts that turn client dreams into disputes? What are the hidden pitfalls that can strangle and derail projects?

At this event, speakers Jock Hamilton of Hamilton Mott Solicitors & Peter Sarlos will help you:

  • Understand the traps:  Straightforward contracts aren’t always what they seem and can morph into money pits and delays.
  • See through legalese: Secrets behind lawyer-speak will unveiled, empowering you to navigate the contract jungle.
  • Protect yourself: Discover the tools you need to anticipate and avoid common contract headaches.
  • Gain knowledge and update your confidence: to ensure contracts you work with become a roadmap to success.


Meet and greet. Set up.

6.30pm – 7.00pm
Sponsor’s presentation (TBA)

7:00pm – 8.30pm
Speaker’s presentation
Death by Contract!
Peter Sarlos and Jock Hamilton

Short Q & A after the presentation.

Evening concludes.


Jock Hamilton

Jock Hamilton is a construction lawyer with experience practicing in firms in various states of Australia and England & Wales. He has worked at several of Australia’s largest law firms in their litigation, construction, and insurance teams, focusing on civil construction, apartment towers and mixed-use commercial/residential buildings as well as a variety of infrastructure projects across road, rail, water and nuclear.

Jock holds tertiary qualifications in law and finance. He founded Hamilton Mott in 2021 to bring accessible legal services to Australia’s building and construction industries.

Peter Sarlos

Peter Sarlos is an Architect, Lawyer and Chartered Surveyor providing expert services as an Expert Witness, as a consultant and as an Alternative Dispute Resolution practitioner and services clients throughout Australia with recent commissions in NSW, Queensland, and Western Australian Courts and Tribunals.

He has practiced as a principal of public and private architectural practices since 1975 through which he has developed analytical and forensic skills. He applies these skills to work as an expert and an ADR practitioner to clients, architects and building contractors in matters related to building construction, planning, design, building and personal performance, PII and copyright.