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 Lawyer 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 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 range from a simple review and report, where we provide an opinion as an independent expert, to the preparation and documentation of a claim management strategy that supports 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 are committed to supporting our clients in all aspects of the building, infrastructure, rail, metro, mining, oil and gas industries. We take pride in the repeat business and referrals that have earned us the loyalty and support of our clients.
* 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 in which we work.
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. Projects based on a schedule of rates that is more flexible are more vulnerable to claims than those with a fixed completion date for lump-sum projects.
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 can assist with the formation of Joint Ventures, feasibility studies, and 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 of building landmark buildings like the Star City Casino with carpark and offices, as well as 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 of appropriate contract model (EPC, EPCM, GMP, D+C, Cost Plus, and Bespoke), and 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 regarding permits, easements, or environmental issues.
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 alignments and corridors to underground, elevated and elevated stations with retail sections and 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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