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. 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 experienced technico-legal experts do take the time to understand our client’s unique situation and vision. 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. 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 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 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. 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 served as expert witnesses in 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 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 develop ECI and overall project delivery contracting strategies. 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 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 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, 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 alignment and corridors, to underground, on-ground and elevated stations with retail sections, ticketing and maintenance facilities. Heavy rail including coal and iron ore loaders and 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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