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Chris Lenz

Lenz Moreton

Brisbane, SE Qld and Northern NSW
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About my services

I solve complex legal and technical problems for engineering and construction clients.

I head a boutique law practice using professional experience of:

  1. 25 years as a lawyer dealing with front-end, contract administration and back-end issues; together with
  2. 15 years as a civil engineer as a construction contractor and consulting engineer;

to assist a wide range of clients to understand their risks, preserve or increase their cash position, whilst maintaining or improving their relationships with those with whom they contract.

Experience and qualifications

Post Nominals

BSc (Eng) LLB (Hons) MBA, LLM, MIEAust, CPEng, RPEQ, MIAMA

Other ADR Experience

  1. Adjudication
  2. Arbitration
  3. Expert determination
  4. Litigation
  5. Mediation

Cases Handled

  1. Over 80 mediations in Tribunals, Court and appointed by professional bodies including:

(a) A several million dollar IT dispute between a vendor and local authority

(b) A dispute over property boundaries and town planning issues

(c) A construction dispute regarding the use of subcontract formworkers

(d) A dispute between an owner and a building consultant over a report

(e) A dispute between a large mining company and a supplier of houses

(f) a multimillion dollar civil infrastructure dispute in Darwin

(g) a several million dollar design and construct contract dispute for a complex technical project

29 adjudications in Queensland ranging from multimillion dollars to several thousand dollars Expert determination in a commercial lease 2016 Mediation in a $4.2 million construction dispute in Darwin


  1. Guide to Identification of Construction Defects: Building and Construction Law Journal Vol. 16 No. 6, December 2000, 423
  2. Is evaluative mediation the preferred model for construction industry disputes? Building and Construction Law Journal Vol 31 2015, 134
  3. Cross Border Construction Dispute Mediation to be published in The Arbitrator and Mediator Journal Vol 37 June 2017



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