Charles Moran

Special Counsel

Charles practices primarily in the firm’s Construction and Infrastructure team. Charles has significant experience representing large and small building companies, as well as owners, in relation to a variety of construction disputes.

Charles was Recommended in Doyle's Guide 2021 list of Leading Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Lawyers in South Australia. In 2019 and 2020 he was recognised in the Doyle’s Guide list of Australian Construction & Infrastructure Rising Stars.

Charles has also represented clients in relation to a variety of other commercial and civil litigation matters. For example, Charles has significant experience acting for liquidators in relation to a wide-range of insolvency matters. These matters have included having the sole conduct of a large number of unfair preference claims as well as acting in complex disputes with respect to the conduct of directors and receivers.

Other experience includes:

  • Successfully defended a copyright claim brought against a building company in the Federal Circuit Court
  • Acted in relation to a complex matter involving the effect EOT and delay claims had on earn-out provisions within a sale of business contract
  • Acted for creditors in relation to winding up applications in South Australia and interstate
  • Acted for directors in relation to insolvent trading claims
  • Drafted the first enforceable undertaking in South Australia under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA)
  • Successfully defended prosecutions commenced by SafeWork SA
  • Acted as counsel in the Supreme Court in relation to a variety of matters, including in relation to the proper application of the National Credit Code
  • Instructed Senior Counsel in relation to a variety of complex matters in the Supreme Court
  • Acted in numerous matters regarding the Australian Consumer Law

Areas of Practice

  • Construction, infrastructure and engineering
  • Insolvency
  • Commercial litigation
  • Debt recovery
  • Dispute resolution


  • Housing Industry Association (SA) Technical Committee
  • Australian Institute of Building (AIB)
  • Board of MacKinnon Parade Children’s Centre
  • South Australian Cricket Association (SACA)
  • Australian Institute of Credit Management