Building, Construction, Infrastructure and Technology
Mr Luitingh has developed a practice in infrastructure, building and construction disputes, with a specialty in glass structure, drainage disputes, delay and prolongation claims. Mr Luitingh has has provided services for two of Sydney’s leading glass construction entities including Architecural Glass Projects which is a longstanding client.
Infrastructure disputes concern a wide variety of disputes in the construction industry such as residential, hospital, road, airport , rail and demolition construction disputes. Generally in this practice he has provided advice to and conducted disputes for matters concerning building and construction, carriage, waste management logistics, rail entities, marine and aviation agencies, OH&S claims and related insurance matters.
Infrastructure claims have included disputes regarding, commercial land and property disputes, disputes under the access to neighbouring lands act, commercial lease disputes, disputes under the contractors debts act, disputes under the security of payment claims , disputes in the Land and Environment Court, licensing disputes, water right disputes and resumption claims. In particular, Mr Luitingh has developed a practice and interest in the energy and waste management sectors. In this area he provides advice to clients, drafts agreeements and facilitates green energy solutions.
Clients have included; major commercial construction contractors, principals and subcontractors, developers, project managers,architects, the pipeline industry, waste management and transport contractors, rail agencies, government property agencies, the drilling industry, consulting services such as architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and project managers and a range of large, medium and small contractors, developers and private owners. Mr Luitingh has also assisted clients where they have been prosecuted for work place injuries.
Mr Luitingh has published numerous articles in the Australian Construction Newsletter and is a regular speaker for Legalwise.
Commercial, Equity and Tort Law
Commercial law is a broad and expansive concept associated with the vicissitudes of everyday business life. Mr Luitingh has conducted matters ranging from a large multimillion dollar claim of an international stock broker against a mining house, to property claims against a City Council, commercial leasing claims against City Council’s, Trade Practice claims, Corporations Law disputes, Resumption claims, Employment disputes and also Insolvency matters including, statutory demands and winding up orders and examinations under the Corporations Law.
Insurance Law (Building and Professional Indemnity Insurance)
Mr Luitingh’s insurance practice is an aligned area of practice to Building, Construction and Infrastructure and particularly the Transport practice. Clients have recently included representing an insurance company in an international marine transport claim for loss of goods during dock loading, acting on behalf of a transport company in a carriage loss dispute and a claim for damages arising out of the destruction of a helicopter in flight. Mr Luitingh has represented on an ongoing basis waste management and transport companies, in various transport and commercial disputes and also aviation entities in aircraft accident claims.
Professional Indemnity Insurance
In particular, Mr Luitingh’s practice has concerned professional indemnity insurance and he has consducted cases against barristers and solicitors for negligence as well as architects, engineers, private certifiers and members of the medical profession.
Mr Luitingh has experience in matters broadly described as Human Rights issues and has a rich history in human rights matters in South Africa, where he was notably the victims counsel in the inquiry into government death sqads. Mr Luitingh considers it important and proper to assist disenfranchised or disadvantaged persons in enforcing their rights and to provide services to those who are unable to afford legal services.