About Our Law Firm
Welcome to Contracts Specialist, your trusted source for Debt Recovery legal expertise servicing Bathurst and its surrounding suburbs, including Kelso (North) – Laffing Waters and Bathurst (Central). With over 13 years of dedicated focus on construction debt recovery, including Security of Payment, adjudication, and litigation, we bring a wealth of experience to the local community.
Our founder and principal attorney, John Dela Cruz, is a renowned specialist in construction law. While we are not physically located in Bathurst, our commitment to serving the builders and contractors of this region is unwavering. At Contracts Specialist, we believe in tailored legal advice, recognizing the unique needs of construction industry professionals in Bathurst and its surroundings.
When you choose our firm, you gain access to a dedicated team of legal experts. We prioritise direct communication with our principal and leverage modern technology to keep you informed throughout your case. Our exceptional 4.9-star rating and positive client testimonials on our Google Business page are a testament to our commitment to client satisfaction.
Construction Debt Recovery
As building and construction contractors in Bathurst and the surrounding suburbs of Kelso (North) – Laffing Waters, Bathurst (Central), you may encounter situations where payment is overdue, yet remains unpaid.
When faced with such challenges, there are several avenues available to recover the funds owed to you. These include, but are not limited to:
- Issuing a Letter of Demand: A formal communication requesting payment.
- Utilising Statutory Demands: Legal notices to recover outstanding debts.
- Engaging in Alternative Dispute Resolutions: Such as mediation to reach an amicable resolution.
- Applying for Adjudication: Under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW).
- Seeking Assistance through NSW Tribunals or Courts: Legal recourse if necessary.
For expert guidance and support in your debt recovery efforts, reach out to Contracts Specialist’s debt recovery lawyers. We are committed to assisting contractors and builders in Bathurst and its surrounding areas, ensuring you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Letter of Demand
A Letter of Demand is your first step towards resolving payment disputes swiftly and amicably. Our team at Contracts Specialist can help you draft a formal request for the repayment of debts related to construction work, goods, or services provided. This critical document can often lead to the resolution of payment issues without the need for lengthy legal proceedings.
Under the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), we empower you to issue compliant Payment Claims. These claims ensure you receive timely and regular payments for your construction work and associated goods or services, even when progress payment provisions are absent in your contract. Our expertise in this area can be your advantage in securing your dues.
When disputes arise over payment schedules or delays, we guide you through the Adjudication process, also under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW). This step can be taken before resorting to court proceedings, offering a faster resolution mechanism. Our knowledgeable team will navigate this process with you to ensure the best possible outcome.
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Meet Our Principal Lawyer
At Contracts Specialist, John Dela Cruz is the driving force behind our legal expertise. As our Principal Lawyer, he brings over 13 years of dedicated experience in the field of construction law. John’s specialisation lies in delivering top-tier Security of Payment and debt recovery services, tailored specifically for contractors and builders in the dynamic NSW construction industry.
John’s journey in construction law is rich and diverse. He has served as legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company and contributed his legal acumen as a Government Solicitor. His commitment to the industry extends to leadership roles, where he served as the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW). Additionally, John is the visionary founder of Small Builders Building Software.
His expansive expertise spans the entire spectrum of construction law. John excels in drafting and scrutinising various construction contracts, encompassing residential, commercial, and subcontractor agreements. His comprehensive knowledge extends beyond NSW, covering construction law intricacies in every Australian state. With an unparalleled ability to decipher complex legal issues associated with commercial and construction management contracts, John is the cornerstone of our legal team at Contracts Specialist.
Get Legal Advice
Building and construction contractors recognize that the process of debt recovery is a pivotal aspect of their operations. The distinction between performing the work and securing rightful payment is a critical one. Whether it’s navigating non-court or court options, having a comprehensive understanding of the debt recovery process is essential.
At Contracts Specialist, we offer you the guidance and legal advice you need to navigate this complex landscape. Our expertise allows us to shed light on the best course of action available to you, empowering you to make informed decisions regarding your debt recovery matter. With our support, you can embark on the most suitable path towards recovering your hard-earned dues, ensuring your financial stability in the construction industry.