Construction Lawyers Darwin are the Darwin branch of Baker Merz Construction Lawyers, an expert Legal, Engineering, Project Management and Construction Claims firm that provides industrial management assistance to clients participated in projects throughout 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 that have most likely handled a matter on their projects in similar situations to what brought you to this website.
Our offering contains Contract evaluation 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 office that needs to be helped by a "team of experts" when you have accessibility to our Construction Experts that developed 100s of projects before coming into the law.
We can help you with, Contract Reviews and Contract Analysis. Our engineering proficiency 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 as well as FIDIC, JCT & NEC4 standard contracts.
We provide pre-contract audits to identify standard conditions and suggest changes that transfer or re-assign high or unneeded risks.
A well-written contract reduces risks. Before you authorize any type of arrangement, we will certainly ensure that it remains in your benefits and that you understand your exposure.
BIFA, QBCC Adjudication Dispute Management, NT Adjudication and Dispute Management, We conduct a comprehensive contract analysis identifying the key conditions in the contract. We review the drawings, technical specifications and site records to establish the cause, result and merit of any claim.
Our composed claims contain 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 identify the requirement for affidavits and expert records to guarantee that claims have the ability to withstand any kind of scrutiny. We are skilled acting for our clients in formal and casual dispute proceedings, and regularly short counsels and barristers. We will direct you with 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 occur, we analyse the baseline schedule and development updates to develop prospective and retrospective windows and time-impact analysis. We establish delays, concurrent delays, apportionment, and liability. We calculate labor and efficiency rates making use of earned values or measured mile approaches to identify the exact quantum of disruption claims. Our claim documents present delay and disruption data in particularised and auditable style.
We also prepare acceleration claims, evaluate merit, quantum and entitlement to an EoT claim and provide Third Party Independent Reports to help our clients understand the staminas and weakness of their position. Contract Management and Financial Recovery. It is common expertise that the root causes of troubled projects plagued by delays and cost overruns often tend to be centred in insufficient project planning, inadequate schedule tracking and inadequate contract and financial control.
We combine our legal, engineering, planning and amount checking capabilities to assist our clients devise comprehensive project development purchase and contracting strategies to significantly de-risk any kind of project. We commonly manage the resolution of claims independently. This maximizes the hands and permits the Contracts Management and Construction Teams to focus on their main goal of delivering the project. The advantages of this technique is a positive cashflow from the start and lower overall project administration expenditure. Every one of our lawyers are construction experts in their own right, no time at all is shed in understanding the issues influencing cost schedule or scope issues inside with the Project Team and connecting them to the Client.
Project Development Strategies International Experience. We assist developers identify ideal companions that cause teaming arrangements and the establishing of successful joint ventures. We prepared winning proposals developing economic instances called for by Financial Institutions that enabled our clients to get money for their projects in Australia and Overseas and helped with project structuring begining from very early Desktop studies to PFS, FS assisting choose the right sort of contract (D&C, EPC, EPCM, Turnley, etc).
We after that help run the ECI phase (if needed), obtain planning and authority authorizations and prepare the needed Teaming Contracts, NDAs, EOIs, RFTs and drafting of contracts, including head contracts, subcontracts, getting in touch with contracts and supplier contracts. We also assist with contract evaluations, consisting of preparing tender qualifications, negotiating last contracts and drafting any type of needed modifications. 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, owner or contractor self-insurance, and even decennial insurance. We acted on major insurance claims, advised self-insured clients, government bodies and statutory authorities. Our group developed the diverse abilities called for to cover all aspects of insurance recommendations and insurance claims management.
Our expertise consists of policy analysis and drafting, advising on policy, indemnity and subrogation issues, conducting recovery action and standing for clients in front of insurance providers.
Our Services Include, Schedule analysis, prepare variations/claims for Cost & EoTs. Provision of expert procurement and contract administration resources to professionals during the delivery phase. Contracts and Ts and Cs for procurement of long-lead items, fabrication and modularization, transport and installment.
Identify counterclaims and apply liquidated damages. Insurance claims for style liability, efficiency listed below specification, incomplete works and re-work. Draft payment claims or payment schedules and follow up in the adjudication process.