Construction Lawyer Brisbane
Building & Construction Lawyers - Disputes - Adjudication Claims
Are you looking for Brisbane Construction Lawyers? 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 ARE 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. Focusing on – Construction Law in Brisbane – Claims Preparation – Security of Payments Act QLD – CPM Delay Analysis – Dispute Resolution and Legal Services – Claims.
Our goal is to provide clarity to Construction Disputes to Developer Builders, Contractors and Corporations using our 30-years of combined experience in the construction industry as Design Engineers and Estimators, Schedulers and 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 & Legal Matters
Our multiple qualifications in diverse fields and breadth of expertise in Design Engineering, Project Management, Project Controls, Scheduling, Quantity Surveying and the Law, uniquely positions us to engage on behalf of our clients with a wide range of participants in construction disputes (engineers, QSs and planners/ schedulers, legal counsel, external lawyers and barristers) with complete understanding of industry-specific language and terminology.
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 early settlement of disputes to reduce claim preparation costs, reduce dispute times, and lower the personal toll that construction disputes can take on clients. However, we do not want to place them in the strongest 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. Unexpected conditions can disrupt road, highway, and rail construction projects. This can lead to scope changes, disruptions, and 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 such as unsuitable access roads and damaged blades, incorrect components, outdated manuals, and failures to obtain AEMO approvals (which was also our assistance). 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 design liability insurance claims, plant performance below specification, incomplete works, and re-work.
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 draft MOUs, advise on separation of scope and delineation of battery limits, overseas equipment sourcing and modularisation, intelligent modules, freight and transport to site and insurances.
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 pool complex, Cronulla Sharks’ Stadium, and many residential estate with emphasis on MEP 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, uninducted or unlicensed personnel, incorrect and unapproved equipment and defense of unmeritorious claims.
Heavy Rail, Metro, & Light Rail. Metro, Tram, and Bus-lane civil works, including TVM tunnelling underground, on ground, and overhead alignments and corridors to underground, elevated and elevated stations with retail sections and ticketing and maintenance facilities. Heavy rail including coal and iron ore loaders and unloaders, stackers and reclaimers. We help clients with contract negotiation, authorization approvals, operations and maintenance contracts.
Smelters, Steel, Alumina, Gold. We have a proven track record of helping clients with land acquisition, native title issues, dealing with traditional owners, and managing contracts that deal with all aspects (worker camps and transport, water and sewer treatment, etc.)
Construction Lawyer Brisbane
74B Union StSpring Hill QLD 4000Australia
1300 190 773
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