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Frequently Asked Questions
for our Building and Construction Lawyers

Get to know the frequently asked questions that our clients have to our Building and Construction lawyers. You’ll know why you need us and what we can help you with.

Here are a few common questions asked by people in need of our legal services. These people usually become our clients. You might currently find your self in a situation and may be pondering about these topics now. Let us give you some insight and help you decide that Contracts Specialist can assist you with your legal issue.

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Do I really need a building and construction lawyer?

A specialist construction lawyer can handle a wide range of legal issues such as:

  • drafting, reviewing, and negotiating construction contracts
  • residential and commercial building disputes
  • debt recovery and Security of Payment
  • payment disputes and variations
  • alternative dispute resolutions
  • construction liens and claims
  • contract termination

This work includes reviewing documents, researching legal issues, interviewing and working with witnesses, taking depositions, preparing and arguing motions in court, and negotiating with the opposing attorney.

A specialist building and construction lawyer can also represent their clients in negotiations, arbitrations, and New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) proceedings if need be.

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What should I look for in a good construction lawyer?

A good construction lawyer will work to prevent any conflicts from happening– saving you time and money in the long run. He can anticipate possible disagreements or disputes, and then make the necessary adjustments.

You can rely on a construction lawyer’s expertise and knowledge of construction law to help you prevent or resolve issues from growing into actual legal problems.

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What can a construction lawyer help me with?

It would be in your best interest to consult and hire a building and construction lawyer if you currently find your self in these scenarios:

  • You need to prepare construction contract, or you are about to sign a construction
  • You are building a home and your builder is taking too long to complete the project
  • You are a builder and your client is refusing to pay you for work you have done
  • You are a homeowner and the builder is overcharging you
  • You have to file a claim, or a claim has been files against you
  • You are a subcontractor and are in an argument with the builder

A good building and construction lawyer can explain the procedures, the law, and your rights to you in a way that you would be able to understand it better. He will inform you of your legal rights and help you enforce them.

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What does a Construction Lawyer do?

A construction lawyer advises contractors, subcontractors, and homeowners on how they can properly deal with their legal situation especially if they’re caught up in a building or payment dispute. They are given expert advice on what to do next. Plus, they are offered paperwork services and assistance with legal documents needed for the tribunal or the court.

Construction lawyers can also be consulted before, during, and even after your building project is done. They offer drafting and reviewing services for construction contracts or simply gives out legal advice to avoid any future conflicts.

If matters get worse, you can rely on a construction lawyer to be your ally all throughout the process by representing you in court. For as long as you got the right lawyer, you can be confident that you are in good hands.

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How do I know if I really need a construction lawyer?

Before starting each stage of work, Contracts Specialist will tell you exactly what you’re paying for. This transparency on our fees will give you control and confidence with the work that we do.

We also offer fixed fees and No Win No Fee options. For some matters, the fee is waived if we do not succeed.

Your first consult is free of charge. It will cost you nothing to know to get a better understanding of where you stand legally. Call us at the number below. We can be reached 24/7 for urgent legal matters. Or click on the Book a Consultation button below or send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can be confident that you are getting the right legal advice.

Contracts Specialist is a Sydney-based construction law firm that deals with Building DisputesConstruction Contracts, Debt Recovery, and Security of Payment. With Contracts Specialist, you are ensured that you are in good hands.