Construction Lawyer Brisbane
Building & Construction Lawyers - Disputes - Adjudication Claims
Are you looking for Brisbane Construction Lawyers? We offer comprehensive and flexible all-encompassing Technical, Quantum, Delay and Legal Adjudication Services, which allows our clients to benefit from our focused and knowledgeable 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 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 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 experienced technico-legal experts do take the time to understand our client’s unique situation and vision. 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. We are also registered solicitors and engineers, so we can assist our clients with the more complex 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
* Certificate for Electrical Mechanic Tradesman
* MSC Quantity Surveying (Heriot Watt).
* MSC Commercial Management
* Electrical Engineer (Argentina).
* Gradip Project Management (UNISA).
Why hire a lawyer who then needs to engage ‘construction specialists’ when you can have access to CLB lawyers that are experienced construction experts.
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 design liability insurance claims, plant performance below specification, incomplete works, and re-work.
Mining. We can assist with the formation of Joint Ventures, feasibility studies, and board approval. We also develop ECI and overall project delivery contracting strategies. 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. Gas extraction, contracts for drilling, wellhead skids, compressors, specialist piping, pressure reducing stations, pulse columns and gas and liquid petroleum storage. 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 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. 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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