Construction Lawyers Darwin are the Darwin branch of Baker Merz Construction Lawyers, a specialist Legal, Engineering, Project Management and Construction Claims firm that provides business management assistance to clients taken part in projects across the Infrastructure, Building, Rail and Bus transportation, Telecommunications, Renewable Energy, Mining and Oil and Gas industries.
We use dual-qualified engineers-lawyers with first-hand project experience who have likely handled an issue on their projects in similar conditions to what brought you to this website.
Our offering consists of Contract testimonial and development services, strategy and administration, Planning, Scheduling, EoT, Prolongation, Disruption and Acceleration Claims, Payment Claims and Schedules - Adjudication Applications & Responses, Dispute management: Expert determination, arbitration and litigation
Why engage Law Firm that requires to be assisted by a "group of experts" when you have access to our Construction Experts that developed 100s of projects before entering the law.
We can help you with, Contract Reviews and Contract Analysis. Our engineering experience and on-site construction experience enables us to interpret, analyse and provide contract referrals throughout various areas such as rights, liabilities, duties, and scope under Australian Standard Contracts (AS4000 and AS2124 Series), Australian Building Industry Contracts (ABIC), Master Builders Association (MBA), NT Security of Payments Act compliance in addition to FIDIC, JCT & NEC4 standard contracts.
We provide pre-contract audits to identify standard conditions and recommend amendments that transfer or re-assign high or unneeded risks.
A well-written contract reduces risks. Before you authorize any agreement, we will certainly ensure that it is in your best interests which you understand your exposure.
BIFA, QBCC Adjudication Dispute Management, NT Adjudication and Dispute Management, We conduct a comprehensive contract analysis identifying the essential terms in the contract. We review the drawings, technical specifications and site records to figure out the cause, impact and merit of any kind of claim.
Our written claims include plain English narratives, relevant cost and CPM delay analyses and referenced evidence files. Prior to we refer the issue to adjudication, we will certainly also figure out the need for affidavits and expert records to guarantee that claims are able to withstand any scrutiny. We are knowledgeable substituting our clients in formal and casual dispute process, and regularly quick counsels and barristers. We will lead you via the legal process, and work in the direction of a resolution of your dispute in the fastest possible time.
Delay, Disruption, Acceleration Critical Path Delay Analysis, We offer in-house planning and scheduling services. When delays do take place, we analyse the baseline schedule and progress updates to develop prospective and retrospective windows and time-impact analysis. We establish delays, simultaneous delays, apportionment, and liability. We calculate labor and productivity prices using gained values or measured mile techniques to establish the exact quantum of disruption claims. Our claim documents present delay and disruption information in particularised and auditable format.
We also prepare acceleration claims, evaluate merit, quantum and entitlement to an EoT claim and provide Third Party Independent Reports to assist our clients understand the staminas and weakness of their position. Contract Management and Financial Recovery. It is common expertise that the origin of troubled projects plagued by delays and cost overruns have a tendency to be centred in incomplete project planning, inadequate schedule tracking and bad contract and financial control.
We combine our legal, engineering, planning and quantity surveying capabilities to assist our clients devise comprehensive project development purchase and contracting strategies to significantly de-risk any type of project. We generally manage the resolution of claims separately. This liberates the hands and enables the Contracts Management and Construction Groups to concentrate on their main purpose of delivering the project. The benefits of this approach is a positive cashflow from the start and lower overall project administration expenditure. All of our lawyers are construction experts in their own right, no time is lost in understanding the issues influencing cost schedule or scope issues internally with the Project Team and connecting them to the Client.
Project Development Strategies International Experience. We assist developers identify suitable companions that bring about teaming arrangements and the establishing of effective joint ventures. We prepared winning propositions developing economic situations required by Financial Institutions that enabled our clients to obtain money for their projects in Australia and Overseas and helped with project structuring begining from very early Desktop studies to PFS, FS helping pick the ideal kind of contract (D&C, EPC, EPCM, Turnley, etc).
We after that help run the ECI phase (if needed), obtain planning and authority approvals and prepare the called for Teaming Agreements, NDAs, EOIs, RFTs and drafting of contracts, including head contracts, subcontracts, seeking advice from contracts and distributor agreements. We also aid with contract reviews, consisting of preparing tender qualifications, discussing final contracts and drafting any type of needed amendments. Insurance claims, Fast-track projects leave a route of flaws, some deep underground where they are impossible to rectify. We provide technical and legal advise on the therapy of rectifiable and un-rectifiable defects, insurance, proprietor or professional self-insurance, and also decennial insurance. We acted upon major insurance claims, advised self-insured clients, government bodies and statutory authorities. Our team developed the varied skills required to cover all elements of insurance guidance and insurance claims management.
Our proficiency consists of policy interpretation and drafting, advising on policy, indemnity and subrogation issues, conducting recovery activity and representing clients before insurance firms.
Our Services Include, Schedule analysis, prepare variations/claims for Cost & EoTs. Provision of expert purchase and contract administration resources to service providers during the delivery phase. Contracts and Ts and Cs for purchase of long-lead things, fabrication and modularization, transport and setup.
Identify counterclaims and apply liquidated problems. Insurance claims for design liability, efficiency listed below specification, insufficient works and re-work. Draft payment claims or payment schedules and follow through in the adjudication procedure.