Business DescriptionConstruction Lawyers Darwin are the Darwin branch of Baker Merz Construction Lawyers, an expert Legal, Engineering, Project Management and Construction Claims firm that provides commercial management assistance to clients engaged in projects throughout the Infrastructure, Building, Rail and Bus transportation, Telecommunications, Renewable Energy, Mining and Oil and Gas industries.
We utilize dual-qualified engineers-lawyers with first-hand project experience that have most likely handled an issue on their projects in comparable situations 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 office that needs to be helped by a "group of experts" when you have access to our Construction Experts that developed 100s of projects before entering into the law.
We can help you with, Contract Reviews and Contract Analysis. Our engineering expertise and on-site construction experience permits us to interpret, analyse and provide contract referrals across different 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 terms and suggest amendments that transfer or re-assign high or unneeded risks.
A well-written contract minimises 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 crucial conditions in the contract. We review the drawings, technical specifications and site records to establish the cause, result and merit of any kind of claim.
Our composed 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 establish the need for affidavits and expert reports to ensure that claims are able to withstand any kind of scrutiny. We are knowledgeable acting for our clients in formal and informal dispute process, and regularly brief counsels and barristers. We will lead you through the legal process, and work in the direction of a resolution of your dispute in the quickest possible time.
Delay, Disruption, Acceleration Critical Path Delay Analysis, We offer internal planning and scheduling services. When delays do occur, we analyse the standard schedule and progression updates to develop prospective and retrospective windows and time-impact analysis. We figure out delays, simultaneous delays, apportionment, and liability. We calculate labor and performance prices using earned values or measured mile techniques to determine the exact quantum of disruption claims. Our claim documents existing 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 strengths and weakness of their position. Contract Management and Financial Recovery. It prevails knowledge that the root causes of troubled projects plagued by delays and cost overruns tend to be centred in incomplete project planning, inadequate schedule tracking and inadequate contract and financial control.
We combine our legal, engineering, planning and quantity surveying abilities to assist our clients devise comprehensive project development procurement and having strategies to significantly de-risk any kind of project. We usually manage the resolution of claims individually. This frees up the hands and allows the Contracts Management and Construction Groups to focus on their key objective of delivering the project. The benefits 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 is shed in understanding the issues impacting cost schedule or scope issues internally with the Project Group and communicating them to the Client.
Project Development Strategies International Experience. We help developers identify suitable companions that bring about teaming contracts and the establishing of successful joint ventures. We prepared winning propositions developing economic cases needed by Financial Institutions that allowed our clients to acquire finance for their projects in Australia and Overseas and helped with project structuring begining from very early Desktop studies to PFS, FS helping choose the ideal type of contract (D&C, EPC, EPCM, Turnley, etc).
We then assist run the ECI phase (if called for), obtain planning and authority approvals and prepare the required Teaming Agreements, NDAs, EOIs, RFTs and drafting of contracts, consisting of head contracts, subcontracts, seeking advice from contracts and vendor contracts. We also aid with contract reviews, consisting of preparing tender qualifications, negotiating last contracts and drafting any kind of called for modifications. Insurance claims, Fast-track projects leave a trail of defects, some deep underground where they are difficult to fix. We provide technical and legal advise on the therapy of rectifiable and un-rectifiable defects, insurance, proprietor or specialist 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 needed to cover all facets of insurance suggestions and insurance claims management.
Our expertise includes policy interpretation and drafting, advising on policy, indemnity and subrogation issues, conducting recovery activity and standing for clients in front of insurance providers.
Our Services Include, Schedule analysis, prepare variations/claims for Cost & EoTs. Provision of expert purchase and contract administration sources to service providers throughout the delivery phase. Contracts and Ts and Cs for purchase of long-lead things, fabrication and modularization, transport and installation.
Identify counterclaims and use liquidated damages. Insurance claims for design liability, performance below specification, insufficient jobs and re-work. Draft payment claims or payment schedules and follow through in the adjudication procedure.
Monday : 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday : 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday : 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday : 09:00 - 19:00
Friday : 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed