Construction Lawyer & Building Solicitors Sydney | Contracts Specialist Law Firm

Contracts Specialist should be your
Construction Lawyer

We are a specialist building and construction law firm based in Australia with offices in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane. We deal with construction issues such as Building Disputes, Construction Contracts and Security of Payment.

John Dela Cruz, Principal Lawyer of Contracts Specialist

John Dela Cruz

About Contracts Specialist

I’ve been practicing law for over 10 years, specialising in construction law. I work with residential homeowners, builders, and contractors every day to help them get the best outcome for their legal situation.

I’ve worked in corporate as legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company and was a Government Solicitor prior to that. I was divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW), and CEO and founder of Small Builders Building Software.

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Areas of Practice

The construction industry is booming in Australia. This has resulted in disputes that need to be resolved by law experts. The aspects of construction law that a construction lawyer deals with includes, but is not limited to:

We can draft and review construction contracts, such as residential contracts, commercial contracts and subcontractor agreements. We’re experienced with building contracts in every Australian state and can explain common legal issues regarding commercial and construction management contracts. We will help you make informed decisions.

We can assist you in payment disputes and debt recovery issues. We understand the Security of Payment Act, and are experienced dealing with adjudication applications in the courts and tribunals.

Building disputes happen when a party to a construction contract fails to comply with their contractual obligations.

Some of the common causes of building disputes are:

  • non-payment, partial payment, and late payment
  • disagreement about the scope or quality of works
  • project delays
  • poor builder workmanship
  • poor communication between parties that turn minor problems into major ones

Contracts Specialist will explore all your legal options, and we will guide you through litigation. We have experienced dealing with the Civil and Administrative Tribunals of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, as well as their respective courts. We will defend and enforce your legal rights.

This is the process for you to move forward:

Tell me about the situation you’re in. Don’t worry because your first consultation is free. It will cost you nothing to know where you stand legally. Call. Let’s talk. And upfront I will tell you if and how I can be of help.

I will ask you to send me contracts and other relevant documents. This will enable me to assess the situation.

Fees for specific legal services will be disclosed and you will be asked to sign an agreement with Contracts Specialist.

We will discuss how we can move forward and the steps we need to take. Together we can explore your options and find ways to work efficiently and cost-effectively to achieve your goal.

How Contracts Specialist
can help you

Construction law can be intimidating, but Contracts Specialist will guide you through the process and explain things so you can fully understand everything that’s happening. With Contracts Specialist, you are sure that you are in good hands.