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Water and Wastewater Industry

Chris Lenz is a lawyer and chartered professional engineer with a passion for water and wastewater.  As an engineer, he supervised the construction of a mass concrete dam in a remote mountainous location with its delivery water pipeline in rugged terrain. He was involved in the design of a wastewater treatment plant, pump stations, and […]

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Alternative dispute resolution – construction mediations

Mediation for construction disputes Chris Lenz has now carried out his research about whether evaluative mediation is the preferred model in the Australian construction industry. His conclusion, based on a theoretical “fact scenario”, is that evaluative mediation is not the preferred model for construction disputes. He is seeking to have it published in a peer […]

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BCIPA Amendments

On 1 and 2 October 2014 Chris Lenz, a registered adjudicator, attended a compulsory two-day training course for registered adjudicators to become familiar with the amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (“BCIPA”) which were passed in Parliament on 11 September 2014. The amended BCIPA is awaiting assent by the Governor. For […]

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Special Offer for May & June 2014!

LEGAL ADVICE FOR A FIXED FEE The GFC and the current uncertain economic climate may mean that your business is not investing for the future. One impediment may be your concern about legal costs. As a profession, lawyers generally charge for work at an hourly rate divided into short time increments. The reason for this […]

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Expected changes to BCIPA

On 15 April 2014 the QBCC held a briefing (with 3 speakers) at the Convention Centre for adjudicators about the forthcoming legislative changes to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (“ BCIPA”). Andrew Wallace, the barrister appointed by Government to provide recommendations after community and industry consultation, provided a background to the work […]

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