About Our Law Firm
Welcome to Contracts Specialist, your trusted construction law firm serving Armidale and its surrounding suburbs, including Soudan Heights – St Patrick’s – Bona Vista, North Hill, Ben Venue, Armidale Central, Guyra – South Guyra, Rural Armidale, for expert Debt Recovery services.
With over 13 years of specialised experience in construction debt recovery, including Security of Payment, adjudication, and litigation, our law firm is committed to serving the unique needs of builders and contractors in the construction industry.
Our principal attorney, John Dela Cruz, is a seasoned specialist in construction law, delivering successful outcomes for our clients. We offer personalised service, direct communication with our principal, and utilise modern technology to keep you informed throughout your case. Our outstanding 4.9-star rating and positive client testimonials on our Google Business page reflect our unwavering commitment to client satisfaction.
Choose Contracts Specialist for tailored legal advice and effective debt recovery solutions.
Construction Debt Recovery
As building and construction contractors for Armidale and the surrounding suburbs, including Soudan Heights – St Patrick’s – Bona Vista, North Hill, Ben Venue, Armidale Central, Guyra – South Guyra, Rural Armidale, you may often face situations where payment is overdue, but your hard-earned money remains unpaid.
Navigating the complexities of debt recovery in the construction industry requires expertise. Our services encompass a range of solutions, including:
- Issuing a Letter of Demand: A formal request for payment.
- Utilising Statutory Demands: Leveraging legal mechanisms.
- Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation to resolve issues amicably.
- Adjudication under Security of Payment: A swift, statutory process.
- Tribunal and Court Assistance: Legal recourse if necessary.
For effective debt recovery assistance tailored to your needs, contact Contracts Specialist’s experienced debt recovery lawyers. We are dedicated to helping you secure the payments you deserve.
Letter of Demand
A letter of demand is your initial step toward resolving unpaid debts for construction work and services provided. It’s a formal request aimed at facilitating prompt payment, often eliminating the need for legal actions. Our team crafts persuasive and effective letters of demand tailored to your unique situation.
Leveraging the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), we empower you to issue compliant payment claims. This ensures you receive timely compensation for your construction work, even in the absence of contract progress payment provisions. Our expertise in navigating this legal framework ensures you get paid.
In cases where disputes arise over payment schedules or delays, we guide you through the adjudication process under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW). This step can expedite resolution before resorting to court proceedings, saving you time and resources.
Tribunal and Court
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Meet Our Principal Lawyer
Allow us to introduce you to our esteemed Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, a distinguished expert in construction law with a remarkable 13+ years of experience. His specialisation lies in offering Security of Payment and debt recovery services tailored specifically for contractors and builders in the thriving NSW construction industry.
John’s extensive career journey includes serving as legal counsel for a prestigious Dow 30 construction company and as a Government Solicitor. He has also held the position of Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW) and founded Small Builders Building Software.
His expertise in construction law is all-encompassing. John is well-versed in drafting and scrutinising various construction contracts, spanning residential, commercial, and subcontractor agreements. His profound knowledge extends to construction law in every Australian state, enabling him to adeptly navigate the intricacies of commercial and construction management contracts, offering you comprehensive legal insights.
Get Legal Advice
For building and construction contractors, grasping the intricacies of the debt recovery process is crucial. While completing the work is one facet, securing rightful payment is another. The journey to recover unpaid debts presents both non-court and court avenues. Our role is to provide you with expert guidance, ensuring you comprehend the full spectrum of options available.
Let us empower you to make well-informed decisions about your situation. By seeking our legal advice, you gain access to comprehensive insights into the debt recovery landscape. We’ll help you navigate the complexities, enabling you to choose the most suitable and effective course of action for your specific circumstances.