About Our Law Firm
At Contracts Specialist, we are proud to offer the residents of Central Coast and the encompassing suburbs such as Avoca Beach, Picketts Valley, Copacabana, MacMasters Beach, Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Chittaway Bay, and Glenning Valley, over 13 years of specialised expertise in construction debt recovery. This includes profound knowledge in areas such as Security of Payment, adjudication, and litigation.
Our firm stands on a strong foundation of providing tailored legal advice, deeply understanding the unique needs of builders and contractors in the construction industry. We are committed to serving with a personalised approach, ensuring direct communication and leveraging modern technology to keep you informed throughout your case.
Construction Debt Recovery
In the dynamic field of building and construction, contractors frequently encounter situations where payments due remain unsettled. Fortunately, there are several avenues available to recover the money owed to you, including:
- Issuing a letter of demand to formally request payment
- Utilising statutory demands as a legal tool to insist on payment
- Engaging in alternative dispute resolutions such as mediation to find a middle ground
- Applying for adjudication under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) to legally enforce payment
- Seeking assistance through NSW tribunals or courts for legal adjudication
At Contracts Specialist, we are here to guide and assist you in navigating these pathways effectively. Serving the Central Coast and the surrounding suburbs including Avoca Beach, Picketts Valley, Copacabana, MacMasters Beach, Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Chittaway Bay, and Glenning Valley, our debt recovery lawyers are adept at ensuring you receive the payments you are entitled to. Don’t hesitate to reach out for expert assistance in debt recovery.
At Contracts Specialist, we are dedicated to guiding you through the debt recovery process, leveraging a variety of services to ensure you receive the payment you rightfully deserve. Our services, grounded in over 13 years of experience in construction law, include:
Letter of Demand
We assist in issuing compliant payment claims under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), securing prompt and regular payments for your construction work, even in the absence of progress payment provisions in the contract.
Tribunal and Court
In necessary circumstances, we support you in navigating the NCAT or court proceedings, helping in drafting your Statement of Claim and enforcing judgement debts, ensuring a smooth navigation through the complex legal landscape while adhering to all necessary regulations and time frames.
Our expertise is designed to offer you the most efficient pathway to recover your debts, with guidance deeply rooted in extensive experience in construction law.
Benefits of Our Services
Time and Money Savings
Our firm prides itself on a history of successful outcomes and satisfied clients. We have facilitated debt recovery and Security of Payment services for numerous builders and contractors, consistently delivering results that we are proud to stand behind. Choose us for a service grounded in expertise and a proven track record of success.
Meet Our Principal Lawyer
At Contracts Specialist, we are led by our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, a distinguished expert in construction law with a rich history of over 13 years in the industry. John has dedicated his career to assisting contractors and builders in the NSW construction sector, offering unrivalled expertise in Security of Payment and debt recovery services.
John’s background is both extensive and impressive, having served as legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company and as a Government Solicitor. His leadership roles include serving as the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW) and founding the Small Builders Building Software.
With a comprehensive understanding of construction law, John is proficient in drafting and reviewing a wide array of construction contracts, encompassing residential, commercial, and subcontractor agreements. His deep understanding of the legal landscapes in every Australian state allows him to elucidate common legal issues in commercial and construction management contracts with clarity and precision. Choose to work with a lawyer who brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the industry to every case.
Get Legal Advice
Understanding the intricacies of the debt recovery process is vital for building and construction contractors. While completing the work is one aspect, ensuring timely payment is another critical facet. Being well-versed in the avenues to recover unpaid debts can be a game-changer in sustaining your business’s financial health.
At Contracts Specialist, we are here to illuminate both non-court and court options available to you, guiding you to the best course of action tailored to your situation. Our expert advice empowers you to make informed decisions, navigating the complex landscape with a strategy that is both sound and beneficial. Reach out to us to secure the counsel that positions you for success in recovering your rightful earnings.
Secure Your Construction Endeavours: Take the Next Step
Ensuring timely payment for construction work or materials supplied in Central Coast and its picturesque surrounding suburbs such as Avoca Beach, Picketts Valley, Copacabana, MacMasters Beach, Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Chittaway Bay, and Glenning Valley necessitates expert guidance. Our law firm stands ready to support contractors in these regions with adept legal advice and representation. Embark on the path to swift debt recovery by scheduling a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Reach out today to explore how we can facilitate your journey to securing what you rightfully deserve.