How it works

The Construction Platform operates a retainer system which is designed to meet your specific legal and financial requirements. We meet with you to understand the needs of your business. 

Thereafter we agree with you a monthly fee which is affordable and which provide you with the necessary legal protection.

The Construction Platform however offers you a further feature “the Use it or Bank it” fee system. 

If you don’t use the service in one month you can bank the number of hours that you have paid for and carry them over to the next month.

For example if you have a three hour retainer agreement with us, if you use only one hour or none of the hours, the underused number of hours carried over to the following month. So if you do not use two hours, these two hours are carried over to the following month which means that you have access to legal services for five hours in the second month. The advantage of the system is that in times when things are going smoothly, and you do not need legal services, you are effectively stockpiling so that when you do need them, you have already paid for them.

You still pay the retainer on the first day of the second month but you have banked your retainer services from the first month.

We have developed this unique retainer system because we understand that in business as in life it is important to plan ahead and to ensure that when you need legal services you have the ability to access them. The use it or bank it feature remains available to you and your business so long as you are a member of the platform. If the membership is terminated for whatever reason you lose this unique feature.

Memberships

SILVER MEMBERSHIP : THE CONSTRUCTION LEGAL PLAN

Deposit
R2700 (exclusive of vat) per month
Hours3 hours
Construction
Services
Initial needs assessment
Services under THE CONSTRUCTION LEGAL PLAN, including: 

Alternative Dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and adjudication 

Construction aspects of financing agreements, purchase agreements, PPP project agreements and agreements for lease
Operation and maintenance and facilities management agreements on completed projects
Litigation of a termination claim
Prompt payments
Unresolved damages claims
Violations
Labour
Services
Services under THE LABOUR LEGAL PLAN, including:

Legal representation at CCMA, Bargaining Councils, Labour Courts, Labour Appeal Court, High Courts and the Supreme Court of Appeals and the Constitutional Court
Chairing of disciplinary enquiries as well as prosecuting on behalf of the employer
In-house training and facilitation on all aspects of employment law such as but not limited to BBBEE, Skills Development and Employment Equity
Drawing codes and policies and procedures manuals as well as the induction and training of staff
Attending to all aspects of Health and Safety requirements and environment law
PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP – THE ENHANCED LEGAL PLAN

Deposit
R5 000 (exclusive of vat) per month
Hours6 hours
ServicesInitial needs assessment
Compliance with Construction Industry Development Board Act and regulations;
Best Practice regulations and the preferred 4 forms of contract:
NEC3 family of standard contracts
FIDIC
General Conditions for Construction works
JBCC series 2000
Delays, Variations, discrepancies;
Bill of quantities;
Breach of contracts;
Penalty clauses;
Occupational Health and Safety issues;
Insurance law issues;
GOLD MEMBERSHIP – THE LABOUR LEGAL PLAN

Deposit
R2700 (exclusive of vat) per month
Hours3 hours
ServicesInitial needs assessment
Compliance with Construction Industry Development Board Act and regulations;
Best Practice regulations and the preferred 4 forms of contract:
NEC3 family of standard contracts
FIDIC
General Conditions for Construction works
JBCC series 2000
Delays, Variations, discrepancies;
Bill of quantities;
Breach of contracts;
Penalty clauses;
Occupational Health and Safety issues;
Insurance law issues;