About Our Law Firm
At Contracts Specialist, we specialise in Debt Recovery Law for Chatswood and throughout New South Wales. Our dedicated legal team has a proven track record of collecting payments for construction work promptly and efficiently. We understand the challenges faced by contractors and builders, and we’re here to help you navigate the complexities of debt recovery.
With our expertise in the Security of Payment Act and other legal mechanisms, we can assist you in securing the payments you rightfully deserve. Don’t let unpaid debts disrupt your business. Let us help you recover what’s owed to you.
- Quick and Effective Debt Recovery
- Experienced Legal Team
- Chatswood and Surrounding Suburbs
Our law firm brings over 13 years of specialised expertise in construction debt recovery to Chatswood and the surrounding suburbs of Roseville, Castle Cove, Middle Cove, Chatswood West, Chatswood, North Willoughby, Lane Cove, Artarmon, and Willoughby. Our commitment to tailored legal advice is unwavering, understanding the unique needs of builders and contractors in the construction industry.
Our principal attorney, John Dela Cruz, is one of Australia’s foremost experts in construction law. With a stellar track record in Security of Payment, adjudication, and litigation, John has achieved notable successes throughout his career. When you choose Contracts Specialist, you gain access to a team of legal experts dedicated to providing personalised service.
We prioritise direct communication with our clients, ensuring that you have a direct line to our principal lawyer, John Dela Cruz. Leveraging modern technology, we keep you informed throughout your case, providing transparency and peace of mind. Our exceptional 4.9-star rating and positive client testimonials on our Google Business page reflect our unwavering dedication to client satisfaction.
Trust Contracts Specialist to be your partner in navigating the complexities of debt recovery law for Chatswood and the surrounding areas.
Construction Debt Recovery
As building and construction contractors for Chatswood and its surrounding suburbs, you may often find yourself facing the frustration of unpaid invoices. When payment is due, but you haven’t received it, it’s crucial to know your options for effective debt recovery.
There are several pathways available to recover the money owed to you, tailored to your unique situation, including but not limited to:
- Issuing a letter of demand to the debtor, clearly outlining your claim and expectations.
- Utilising statutory demands to exert legal pressure on the debtor to settle the outstanding debt.
- Engaging in alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, to find an amicable resolution.
- Applying for adjudication under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), a powerful legal tool for swift payment recovery.
- Seeking legal assistance and pursuing debt recovery through NSW tribunals or courts when necessary.
At Contracts Specialist, we understand the intricacies of each option and can guide you through the best approach for your specific case, ensuring you receive the payments you rightfully deserve.
Letter of Demand
A Letter of Demand serves as a formal request for the repayment of debts arising from construction work, goods, or services rendered. This initial step is crucial in resolving payment issues promptly and efficiently, potentially avoiding protracted legal proceedings.
In situations where disagreements persist regarding payment schedules or payments are unduly delayed, we guide you through the Adjudication Application process under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW). This step, preceding court actions, facilitates swifter resolutions and ensures compliance with legal requirements.
Tribunal and Court
Should the need arise, we provide assistance in navigating the legal pathway through NCAT (NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal) or court proceedings. Our expertise extends to drafting Statements of Claim and enforcing judgement debts, ensuring that you efficiently navigate the complex legal landscape while adhering to all regulatory guidelines and deadlines.
Each of our services is meticulously designed to offer you the most effective path to debt recovery. With guidance rooted in over 13 years of experience in construction law, we are dedicated to securing your rightful payments.
Benefits of Our Services
Time and Money Savings
Our debt recovery lawyers are here to help contractors and builders for Chatswood and the surrounding suburbs of Roseville, Castle Cove, Middle Cove, Chatswood West, Chatswood, North Willoughby, Lane Cove, Artarmon, and Willoughby recover their rightful payments quickly, efficiently, and effectively. By engaging our expertise, you not only save valuable time but also avoid unnecessary financial burdens. We ensure you make informed decisions about the best legal options available, optimising your chances of a successful recovery.
Meet Our Principal Lawyer
Allow us to introduce our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, the cornerstone of Contracts Specialist’s exceptional legal services. With a distinguished career spanning over 13 years in the construction law arena, John is a renowned expert in his field. His primary focus lies in providing specialised Security of Payment and debt recovery services to contractors and builders in the vibrant NSW construction industry.
John’s journey through construction law is both diverse and extensive. He has served as legal counsel for a prominent Dow 30 construction company and held the esteemed position of a Government Solicitor. Furthermore, John’s dedication to the industry is evident through his role as the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW) and his role in founding Small Builders Building Software.
John’s expertise encompasses every facet of construction law. He possesses the knowledge and acumen to draft and review a wide spectrum of construction contracts, including residential, commercial, and subcontractor agreements. His extensive familiarity with construction law across all Australian states ensures that he can adeptly address common legal challenges associated with commercial and construction management contracts.
With John Dela Cruz at the helm, you can be confident in Contracts Specialist’s ability to navigate the intricacies of construction law for Chatswood and its surrounding areas, securing your rights and payments with unmatched expertise.
Get Legal Advice
In the world of building and construction, understanding the intricacies of the debt recovery process is paramount for contractors. Performing the work is one aspect; ensuring you receive rightful compensation is another. Recovering unpaid debts can be a complex journey, offering both non-court and court-based avenues.
At Contracts Specialist, we recognize the importance of informed decisions. Our expert guidance equips you with the knowledge needed to navigate this process effectively. Whether you are exploring non-court solutions or considering court options, we offer tailored advice to help you make informed choices regarding your debt recovery matters. Let us be your trusted partner in securing the compensation you deserve.