Construction Lawyer Brisbane
Building & Construction Lawyers - Disputes - Adjudication Claims
Looking for Construction Lawyers Brisbane? We offer a wide range of technical, quantum, delay, and legal adjudication services that are flexible and comprehensive. This allows our clients to take advantage of our knowledgeable and focused approach to construction disputes.
Law Firm & Construction Lawyers in Brisbane. ENGINEERS WITH LAW DEGREES MAKE THE BEST CONSTRUCTION LAWYERS. Wouldn’t you want to talk about your project’s construction-legal-commercial issues with someone who really understands them in Brisbane? An Engineer, Project Manager, QS and Planner who studied law and is now a Registered Solicitor and Adjudicator under the SOP Act in Queensland?, someone who spent 20 years with Leighton Contractors (now CIMIC/ CPB) and has over 30 years of first-hand experience in the development of many of Australia’s iconic projects in building. This article focuses on: Construction Law in Brisbane – Claims Preparation – Security of Payments Act QLD – CPM Delay Analyse – Dispute Resolution and Legal Services – Claims.
Our aim is to bring clarity to Construction Disputes for Developer Builders, Contractors, and Corporations by using our 30-years plus of experience in the construction industry working as Design Engineers, Estimators, Schedulers, Contract Administrators, and Project Managers.
* Construction Lawyers Brisbane
* Security of Payments Act QLD
* Building & Contract Disputes
* Adjudication Claims
* Construction Disputes
* BIFA, Adjudication, And Dispute Management
* Construction, Technical and Legal Matters
Our many qualifications and breadth in expertise in Design Engineering, Project Management and Project Controls, Scheduling and Quantity Surveying, and the Law position us uniquely to engage for our clients with a wide variety of participants in construction disputes (engineers and QSs and schedulers, legal counsel and barristers), with an in-depth understanding of industry-specific terminology and language.
Our multi-qualified and highly experienced technico-legal specialists take the time to get to know our client’s unique situation. Our commissions vary from a simple independent review and report where we act as an independent expert providing an opinion, to the preparation of a claim management strategy and claim documentation that provides solid substantiation of our client’s rights. Because are engineers who also are as registered solicitors, when inevitable, we assist our clients by leading the more complex conduct of dispute resolution and litigation proceedings.
We encourage and promote the early settlement of disputes minimising claim preparation costs, shortening dispute times while reducing the high personal toll construction disputes can take on our clients – but not without placing them first in the strongest possible negotiating position.
We strive to support our clients across the building, infrastructure, rail and metro, mining, and oil and gas industries and take pride in the referrals and repeat business that have gained us the loyalty of our clients and have been pivotal in our growth.
* QBCC Adjudicator J15255524
* Electrical Mechanic Tradesman Certificate
* MSC Quantity Surveying (Heriot Watt).
* MSC Commercial Management
* Electrical Engineer (Argentina)
* Gradip Project Management (UNISA)
Why engage a lawyer who in turn needs to engage ‘construction experts’ when you have access to CLB lawyers who are seasoned construction experts themselves?
Industries we work in.
Roads, Bridges, Overpasses, & Detours. Road, Highway and Rail construction projects are plagued by unanticipated conditions which cause disruption, lead to changes in scope, and cause cost overruns. Lump-sum projects with a fixed completion date affected by these are more susceptible to claims than projects based on the schedule of rates with a more flexible construction schedule.
Electrical, Windfarms, & Solar. Wind farm projects have a lot in common with IKEA furniture, as turbines come in flatpacks consisting of tower, turbine, blades, and container with components. We dealt with issues ranging from unsuitable access roads, damaged blades, incorrect componentry, outdated manuals, and failure to obtain AEMO approvals (which we assisted with). We also appeared as expert witnesses on cost disputes.
Process Plants. Full life cycle. From long-lead procurement, assistance in sourcing design, performance guarantees, to preparation of submissions to obtain board approval and project financing. We also dealt with claims for design liability insurance, plant performance below specification, incomplete work, and rework.
Mining. We provide assistance from the formation of Joint Ventures to completing feasibility studies to bankable quality for board approval. We also create ECI and overall contracting strategies for project delivery. We can draft MOUs and advise on the separation of scope and delineation for battery limits, overseas equipment source and modularization, and intelligent modules.
Office Buildings. Over 20-years developing landmark buildings such as the Star City Casino with carpark, offices, hotel and apartment towers and Lyric and Show Theatres. We worked on the Chifley tower building, Manly RSL Club swimming pools complex, Cronulla Sharks’ Stadium and many other residential estate with an emphasis on MEPs and F Claims.
Oil & Gas. Selection and drafting the appropriate contract model (EPC or EPCM, GMP. D+C. Cost Plus. and Bespoke). Technology transfers. Contracts for drilling, gas extraction, wellhead skids and compressors. Specialist piping, pressure reducing station, pulse columns, and storage of liquid petroleum and gas. Negotiation with authorities for permits, easements, and environmental matters.
Civil. Claims for unsuitable ground conditions, latent conditions, unforeseen utilities, cracks and tears on surface layer and slippage of asphalt due to incorrect sub-base or compaction. Claims for wrongful termination of contract, uninducted and unlicensed personnel, use of incorrect and unapproved equipment, and defence of unmeritorious claims.
Heavy Rail, Metro, & Light Rail. Metro, Tram and Bus-lane civil works including TVM tunnelling, underground, on-ground, and overhead alignment and corridors, to underground, on-ground and elevated stations with retail sections, ticketing and maintenance facilities. Heavy rail includes coal and iron ore loaders, unloaders, stackers, and reclaimers. We assist clients with contract negotiation, authority approvals, and operations and maintenance contracts.
Smelters, Steel, Alumina, Gold. From alumina smelters and carbon bake facilities in Gladstone and bauxite mining in Gove, to iron ore mining and processing in the Pilbara, we have an impeccable record in assisting our clients with land acquisition, native title issues and dealing with traditional owners, and managing contracts dealing with all aspects of project development in remote areas (worker camps, transport, water and sewerage treatment, etc).
Construction Lawyer Brisbane
74B Union StSpring Hill QLD 4000Australia
1300 190 773
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