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 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. Focusing on – Construction Law in Brisbane – Claims Preparation – Security of Payments Act QLD – CPM Delay Analysis – 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 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. 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 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. 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 items and assistance in sourcing design and performance guarantees to preparation of submissions to secure board approval and project finance. 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 pools complex, Cronulla Sharks’ Stadium and many other residential estate with an emphasis on MEPs 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 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 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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