• Experience Counts
    Diversity Delivers

  • Mitchell Brandtman’s expert panel of industry professionals has spent decades developing respected reputations in their fields. It is our core understanding of the construction industry that enables us to credibly prepare expert evidence on complex construction matters.

    One brief to our panel of construction experts means we can produce one collaborative set of reports.


We take a practical approach to providing independent and impartial opinion on construction related matters including:

  • Cost, time and quality
  • Insurable loss
  • Cost to complete
  • Contractors all risk
  • Professional indemnity
  • Building and contents
  • Due diligence
  • Insolvency
  • Development and joint venture agreements

Other Lawyer Services

Expert Assessment:
Cost to Complete
  • Expert Assessment:
    Cost to Complete
  • When a Developer fails?
  • When a Contractor Fails?
  • Mitchell Brandtman is well versed in recognising the signs that can trigger financial distress on construction projects. Early assessment of a development at financial risk shores up the opportunity to formulate and manager the project to reduce losses. Our construction panel of experts can take a considered, audited view at any point in the construction process of projects suspected of risk of financial stress to those in liquidation.

    Mitchell Brandtman assists in minimising the risk of distressed projects as a:

    • Superintendent and Contract Administrator
    • Cost and Time Auditor
    • Advisor
  • Mitchell Brandtman manages distressed projects to completion and applies a strategic approach. For the financier, who ultimately takes over from the developer and bears the full project risk, a DAY ONE assessment will determine if the project can be sold or successfully finished.

    The completion of the works by a new entity and the associated problems with obtaining completion certificates needs careful management to obtain the best outcome in terms of time and cost.

  • When a builder fails and receivers are appointed to manage and resolve unsecured creditors, it is critical for the client, financier and/or developer to seek an immediate DAY ONE assessment of the cost to complete of a new contractor in order to have a clear and accurate understanding of the additional time and funds required to complete.

    It is imperative to appoint the right experts to provide timely and accurate assessments to make quick but well considered decisions in order to minimise the loss associated with a distressed development.

Our Lawyers Team

  • Darryl Bird  

    Darryl Bird

    Partner & Financiers' Quantity Surveyor
  • Matt Kritzler  

    Matt Kritzler

    Partner & Quantity Surveyor
  • Michael Ivey  

    Michael Ivey

    Board Chair
  • Alan Tan  

    Alan Tan

    Partner & 5D Quantity Surveyor


Distressed Projects - The Signs  

Oct 07, 2016

Distressed Projects - The Signs

Construction Expert Opinion  Construction Costs 

Draft AS 11000 – A QS Perspective  

Apr 15, 2016

Draft AS 11000 – A QS Perspective

Construction Expert Opinion 

Staking a Claim  

Oct 19, 2012

Staking a Claim

Construction Expert Opinion