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'ENGINEERS WITH LAW DEGREES MAKE THE BEST CONSTRUCTION LAWYERS

No, in Construction:
- 'steel armor' is not medieval, '
- 'trefoil' is not sold at Woolies,
- 'harmonics' are unrelated to music,
- a doctor does not treat 'latent conditions' ,
- 'profiling' does not need a detective,
- a 'measured mile' is not really measured, and
- 'delay' and 'prolongation' are not equivalent terms...

 

Wouldn't you want to talk about your project's construction-legal-commercial issues with someone who really understands them?, 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 (Sydney Casino, Chifley Tower, Qantas Terminal, RPA Hospital), mining (FMG Solomon, Iron Road, Boyne Smelters, Alcan Gove, BMA Coal, Dyno Nobel), oil and gas (Westside, Shell Refinery), rail (Sydney Metro, Riyadh Metro), communications (Telstra, Optus and Vodafone exchanges, transmission vaults and mobile towers) and renewable energy projects (wind-solar-Bess, Siemens, GE, Goldwind, NEOEM)?

 

Albert started his career as a design engineer, progressed to engineering and project manager working for giants Leighton, AECOM, Fluor, SNC Lavalin, Bechtel, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Bateman Engineering, and Parsons International . He developed many project development proposals (business case, estimate, schedule, contract conditions) and managed subcontracts during the execution of large construction projects.

 

The need to negotiate multi-billion dollar contracts and his involvement in complex construction disputes led him to the study of the law here in Queensland. He relocated to Riyadh soon after admission (2016-2019) where he received the legal training of a lifetime working alongside a seasoned New York's White and Case Construction Counsel, defending multi-billion dollar claims (Rail and Metro) from Bechtel and Siemens at Dubai and Singapore arbitration proceedings.

 

Today, he assists clients with contract reviews and defining terms and conditions, implementation of site administration systems and the drafting of contractual correspondence, drafts payment claims and payment schedules and adjudicates construction disputes as a Registered Adjudicator.

 

It is unlikely that he has not faced a situation like the one that brought you to this website.... so give him a call, he will know what to do.

 

Qualifications and Registrations
Juris Doctor (USQ)
Gradip Legal Practice (USQ)
Practicing Certificate (QLS Principal Solicitor, Unrestricted)
QLD Supreme Court (Member)
Certificate in Adjudication (Contract Administration Group)
Gradip Project Management (UNISA)
Electrical Engineer (OK - Argentina)
MSC Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying (Heriot Watt)
Plumbing Diploma (TAFE)
Electrical Mechanic Tradesman Certificate (TAFE)
Project Controls Diploma (Project Controls Academy)
Forensic Schedule Analysis Diploma(Project Controls Academy)
Member Australian Institute of Project Management (MAIPM)
Member Institute of Arbitrators (MCiarb)
Fellow Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners (FICCP)
Member Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)

Albert Merz
Albert Merz

Contract Reviews

A well-written construction contract can minimise risks. Before you sign any agreement, we will make sure that it will be in your best interests.

We can draft and review construction contracts, and develop contract administration templates to ensure compliance with pre-conditions to entitlement, overcome time-bars and ensure entitlement.

Security of Payments Act

We can assist in drafting your Payment Claim or Payment Schedule within the short time frames provided for in the Act to put you in the best position to prevail in any dispute.

We combine our technical and construction expertise with our comprehensive legal knowledge of the Act to make sure our clients make the most of their rights under the contract and under the Act.

Claims Preparation

Our breath of technico-legal expertise allows us to find legitimate recovery avenues and prepare well structured fully-substantiated claims written in plain English that are easy to follow.

We conduct exhaustive investigations to evaluate, prepare, and present construction claims and assist our clients develop strategies to resolve disputes quickly and efficiently.

CPM Delay Analysis

We prepare robust prospective and retrospective windows, and time-impact analysis to determine delays, concurrent delays and apportionment.

We also calculate productivity rates using approved methods (earned values or measured mile) to determine the quantum of disruption claims.

Independent Assessments

We evaluate merit, quantum and entitlement and provide Third Party Independent Reports to help our clients understand the strengths and weakness of their contractual position.

We are some of the strongest independent witnesses and regularly provide Expert Reports and expert testimony in arbitration and litigation proceedings.

Dispute Resolution & Legal Services

When amicable resolution fails, you can rely on us to remain helping you in recovering debts through arbitration, the tribunals and the courts.

We will guide you through the legal process, and work towards a resolution of your dispute in the shortest possible time.

Construction Lawyer Brisbane

74B Union Street
Spring Hill, QLD 4000
Australia
1300 190 773

Construction Lawyer Brisbane

74B Union Street, Spring Hill, QLD 4000, Australia

Phone: 1300 190 773

ABN 40 650 782 317

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