About Our Law Firm
Construction Debt Recovery
In the construction industry, especially for contractors and builders, there are instances where payments are due but remain unsettled. This can be challenging, but multiple avenues are available to recover the outstanding amounts:
- Sending a formal letter of demand to the concerned party.
- Leveraging statutory demands as a means to claim the owed amount.
- Exploring alternative dispute resolutions, including mediation.
- Applying for adjudication under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW).
- Seeking redress through NSW tribunals or courts.
Contracts Specialist’s debt recovery lawyers are here to assist if you’re facing such payment issues at Camden or its surrounding suburbs like Bickley Vale, Bringelly, Camden South, and others. We are dedicated to helping you navigate these challenges and ensuring you receive the payment you deserve.
Letter of Demand
A letter of demand is a formal request to repay a debt from construction work or provided services. This step, often taken before considering legal actions, aids in swiftly addressing payment discrepancies, potentially avoiding court involvement.
Should disagreements arise over payment schedules, or if payments lag, we will guide you through the adjudication process under the aforementioned Act. This approach often precedes court actions, promoting quicker resolutions.
Tribunal and Court
We support you in navigating legal channels through the NCAT or court proceedings when required. From drafting your Statement of Claim to enforcing judgement debts, our expertise ensures a smooth journey through the intricate legal realm, always in compliance with regulations and timelines.
Benefits of Our Services
Time and Money Savings
Meet Our Principal Lawyer
At Contracts Specialist, our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, leads the helm. With an impressive tenure exceeding 13 years in construction law, John is a beacon of expertise and dedication. His specialisation lies in offering Security of Payment and debt recovery services to diligent contractors and builders navigating the NSW construction landscape.
John’s journey in construction law is adorned with notable roles, including serving as legal counsel for a prominent Dow 30 construction firm and contributing as a Government Solicitor. His leadership qualities shone as the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW), and his innovative spirit led to the inception of Small Builders Building Software.
From drafting intricate residential contracts to navigating commercial agreements and subcontractor deals, John’s proficiency is vast. His understanding of construction law spans all Australian states, making him adept at elucidating the common legal intricacies of commercial and construction management contracts.
Get Legal Advice
In the building and construction, executing the work and securing payment are two distinct challenges. For contractors, comprehending the intricacies of the debt recovery process becomes paramount. While you’ve dedicatedly delivered on the construction front, ensuring you’re compensated requires different expertise. With both non-court and court avenues at your disposal, the path to debt recovery might seem overwhelming. At Contracts Specialist, we’re here to demystify this journey for you. Our guidance aims to equip you with a clear understanding, allowing you to choose the most suitable action. Let us empower you with the knowledge and advice you need, ensuring every decision you make is well-informed and strategic.