About Us

Front-End and Back-End Construction Lawyers

MANAGEMENT

Our firm was founded in 2008 by Toit Malan. He holds a PhD with a specialisation in Construction Delay and Disruption Claims, B.Eng (Civil Engineering), M.Eng (Project Management), LLB and is registered for a PhD in Construction Delay Claims. He has twenty-two years of construction law experience.

John Henry Harris joined the firm in 2016 and holds a B.Sc Quantity Surveying and an Honours degree in B.Sc Quantity Surveying from the University of the Free State. He is also a registered PMI-Scheduling Professional and commenced an LLB degree with the University of South Africa.

ESTABLISHED 2008

" Drafting of Legal Documents "

" Peruse Contract Documentation "

" Decisiveness in Negotiation and Determinations "

" Key to Contract and Dispute Resolution Strategies "

" Knit Relationships and Agreements together "

" Litte Resources may Create Extraordinary Results "

Our practice is limited exclusively to the Property, Construction and Engineering Law sector.

We act and give advise to a wide range of clients including inter alia owners, developers, lawyers, consortia, joint ventures, government departments, contractors, engineers, architects, project managers, consultants, subcontractors, suppliers, financiers and insurers on Developments and Engineering and Building Construction Projects including residential, commercial, retail, industrial and infrastructure projects.

We act both as Front-End and Back-End Construction Lawyers, ensuring continuity in risk allocation principles through a Development or Construction Project. Legal Instruments including Professional Services and Construction Contracts, Sureties, Guarantees, Indemnities, Insurances should be in synthesis and not include conflicting provisions.

 

Accordingly, by our Front-End Juristic Management service we are applying legal risk management, to allocate the risk to the party best able to control it. By clearly defining the risk, we enhance a pro-active risk management approach to minimize uncertainty and limit consequential disputes.

However, disputes will always be part of the Construction Industry and in the event where it is inevitable to prevent, we will represent or advise our clients in the various Back-End Dispute Resolution processes including Mediation, Adjudication, Arbitration or Litigation. We also act as Mediator or Adjudicator in disputes relating to the whole spectrum of Construction and Professional Services Contracts.

OUR FOCUS

Our practice is limited exclusively to the Property, Construction and Engineering Law sector.

FRONT END

JURISTIC MANAGEMENT

BACK END

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

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SEMINARS & TRAINING

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SEMINARS & TRAINING

We believe that better equipped companies with knowledge of the construction and engineering law environment will manage their risk effectively and achieve better results in their particular trade. Our Seminars and Training is aimed at all levels of construction personnel who have had little or no formal training in construction and engineering law. The seminars will cover all key areas of construction law, in an informative, interactive and educational manner.

Instrument Construction Lawyers

Imperial Executive Suites,
Imperial Terraces, 2nd Floor,
Tyger Waterfront
Direct: +27 21 914 8279       |      Email: info@instrumentgroup.co.za