Construction Lawyers Darwin are the Darwin branch of Baker Merz Construction Lawyers, an expert Legal, Engineering, Project Management and Construction Claims firm that provides business management support to clients engaged in projects across the Infrastructure, Building, Rail and Bus transportation, Telecommunications, Renewable Energy, Mining and Oil and Gas industries.
We employ dual-qualified engineers-lawyers with first-hand project experience that have most likely handled a matter on their projects in similar conditions to what brought you to this website.
Our offering consists of Contract review and formation 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 "group of experts" when you have accessibility to our Construction Experts that developed 100s of projects prior to coming into the law.
We can assist you with, Contract Reviews and Contract Analysis. Our engineering expertise and on-site construction experience permits us to interpret, analyse and provide contract suggestions across 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 conformity as well as FIDIC, JCT & NEC4 standard contracts.
We provide pre-contract audits to identify standard terms and recommend amendments that transfer or re-assign high or unneeded risks.
A well-written contract reduces risks. Prior to you authorize any contract, we will ensure that it is in your best interests and that you understand your exposure.
BIFA, QBCC Adjudication Dispute Management, NT Adjudication and Dispute Management, We conduct a detailed contract analysis identifying the essential terms and conditions in the contract. We review the drawings, technical specifications and site records to identify the cause, impact and merit of any kind of claim.
Our written claims consist of plain English narratives, relevant cost and CPM delay analyses and referenced evidence files. Before we refer the matter to adjudication, we will certainly also identify the requirement for affidavits and expert reports to make sure that claims are able to withstand any kind of scrutiny. We are skilled representing our clients in formal and casual dispute procedures, and regularly short counsels and barristers. We will certainly direct you through the legal process, and job in the direction of a resolution of your dispute in the quickest possible time.
Delay, Disruption, Acceleration Critical Path Delay Analysis, We provide in-house planning and scheduling services. When delays do happen, we analyse the baseline schedule and progress updates to develop prospective and retrospective windows and time-impact analysis. We identify delays, concurrent delays, apportionment, and liability. We calculate labor and efficiency prices using made values or measured mile approaches to determine the exact quantum of disruption claims. Our claim documents present delay and disruption data in particularised and auditable layout.
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 prevails knowledge that the origin of troubled projects plagued by delays and cost overruns tend to be centred in insufficient project planning, inadequate schedule tracking and inadequate contract and financial control.
We combine our legal, engineering, planning and quantity evaluating capabilities to help our clients devise all-inclusive project development purchase and having strategies to significantly de-risk any kind of project. We generally manage the resolution of claims independently. This frees up the hands and permits the Contracts Management and Construction Teams to focus on their primary purpose of delivering the project. The benefits of this strategy 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 lost in understanding the issues affecting cost schedule or scope issues inside with the Project Group and interacting them to the Client.
Project Development Strategies International Experience. We help developers identify suitable companions that cause teaming contracts and the establishing of successful joint ventures. We prepared winning proposals developing economic cases called for by Financial Institutions that enabled our clients to get financing for their projects in Australia and Overseas and assisted with project structuring begining from early Desktop studies to PFS, FS helping select the right sort of contract (D&C, EPC, EPCM, Turnley, etc).
We after that help run the ECI phase (if called for), obtain planning and authority authorizations and prepare the required Teaming Contracts, NDAs, EOIs, RFTs and drafting of contracts, consisting of head contracts, subcontracts, getting in touch with contracts and vendor agreements. We also assist with contract reviews, including preparing tender certifications, working out last contracts and drafting any type of needed changes. Insurance claims, Fast-track projects leave a trail of problems, some deep underground where they are impossible to remedy. We provide technical and legal advise on the therapy of rectifiable and un-rectifiable issues, insurance, proprietor or specialist self-insurance, and also decennial insurance. We acted upon major insurance claims, advised self-insured clients, federal government bodies and statutory authorities. Our team developed the diverse abilities called for to cover all elements of insurance guidance and insurance claims management.
Our proficiency includes policy interpretation and drafting, advising on policy, indemnity and subrogation issues, conducting recovery action and representing clients in front of insurers.
Our Services Include, Schedule analysis, prepare variations/claims for Cost & EoTs. Provision of expert procurement and contract administration sources to specialists during the delivery phase. Contracts and Ts and Cs for procurement of long-lead products, fabrication and modularization, transport and setup.
Identify counterclaims and apply sold off damages. Insurance claims for layout liability, efficiency below specification, incomplete works and re-work. Draft payment claims or payment schedules and follow through in the adjudication procedure.