About Our Law Firm
Welcome to our distinguished law firm serving the City of Canterbury-Bankstown and its adjacent suburbs, including Campsie, Greenacre, Mount Lewis, Chullora, Punchbowl, Bankstown CBD, Yagoona, Earlwood, Padstow, and Padstow Heights. With a rich legacy of over 13 years in the field, we specialise in debt recovery within the construction industry, encompassing vital areas such as Security of Payment, adjudication, and litigation.
Our commitment to excellence is mirrored in our dedication to providing builders and contractors with tailored legal advice that suits their unique needs. Led by our esteemed principal attorney, John Dela Cruz, a seasoned specialist in construction law, our team has a proven track record of achieving remarkable successes in this domain.
When you choose our firm, you gain more than just legal representation; you gain a partner devoted to your cause. We prioritise direct communication with our principal attorney, employ modern technology to keep you updated at every step, and consistently strive for your utmost satisfaction. Our stellar 4.9-star rating and glowing client testimonials on our Google Business page reflect our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service.
Please note that while we passionately serve the builders and contractors of the City of Canterbury-Bankstown and its surrounding suburbs, our physical location is elsewhere.
Construction Debt Recovery - Your Pathway to Payment
For building and construction contractors, the frustration of unpaid bills is all too familiar. When you’ve delivered your part of the bargain but haven’t received your dues, it’s crucial to explore effective avenues for debt recovery.
At Contract Specialist, we understand the intricacies of the construction industry in the City of Canterbury-Bankstown and its neighbouring suburbs, including Campsie, Greenacre, Mount Lewis, Chullora, Punchbowl, Bankstown CBD, Yagoona, Earlwood, Padstow, and Padstow Heights. We’re here to guide you through the maze of debt recovery options:
- Issuing a Letter of Demand: A formal demand can often prompt payment.
- Utilising Statutory Demands: These legal notices can escalate the recovery process.
- Engaging in Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation can lead to negotiated settlements.
- Applying for Adjudication: Under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), we can help you navigate this route.
- Seeking Assistance Through NSW Tribunals or Courts: When necessary, we’ll represent your interests in legal proceedings.
If you’re grappling with a debt owed by a principal or head contractor, don’t hesitate to reach out to Contract Specialist’s debt recovery lawyers. We’re your trusted partners in securing what’s rightfully yours.
Letter of Demand
A Letter of Demand serves as a formal appeal for the repayment of outstanding debts related to your construction work, goods, or services. It plays a pivotal role in resolving payment disputes swiftly, potentially sidestepping the need for costly court interventions.
Under the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), we excel in crafting compliant Payment Claims. These claims empower you to secure timely payments for your construction endeavours, even when progress payment provisions are absent from the contract.
In situations where disagreements over payment schedules or delays persist, our guidance through the Adjudication Application process under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) can expedite resolutions. This step can often be taken before resorting to time-consuming court proceedings.
Tribunal and Court
When legal recourse becomes necessary, we stand by your side in navigating the intricate channels of the NCAT (New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal) or court proceedings. We assist in drafting your Statement of Claim and enforcing judgement debts, ensuring your compliance with all pertinent regulations and timeframes.
Each of our services is meticulously designed to offer you the most effective path toward recovering your debts, backed by over 13 years of invaluable experience in construction law. Trust Contracts Specialist to be your unwavering partner in securing your rightful compensation.
Benefits of Our Services
Time and Money Savings
Our track record speaks volumes. We’ve delivered countless successful outcomes and have garnered the trust of numerous builders and contractors. Our expertise in debt recovery and Security of Payment services underscores our commitment to achieving results that leave our clients not only satisfied but also financially secured.
Choose Contracts Specialist for a faster, more cost-effective, and successful path to recovering the payments you’re owed.
Meet Our Principal Lawyer
Allow us to introduce our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, the driving force behind Contracts Specialist. With over 13 years of dedicated experience in construction law, John is a highly qualified expert in his field. He specialises in delivering Security of Payment and debt recovery services tailored to the unique needs of contractors and builders within the NSW construction industry.
John’s journey in construction law has been nothing short of remarkable. He has previously served as legal counsel for a prominent Dow 30 construction company and as a Government Solicitor. His contributions to the industry extend to his role as the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW) and the creation of Small Builders Building Software.
John’s mastery of construction law spans the spectrum, encompassing the drafting and scrutiny of various construction contracts, from residential to commercial and subcontractor agreements. His profound knowledge of construction law extends to every Australian state, enabling him to adeptly address common legal challenges associated with commercial and construction management contracts.
When you entrust your debt recovery and legal needs to Contracts Specialist, you’re benefiting from the comprehensive expertise and unwavering commitment of John Dela Cruz, a seasoned leader in the field of construction law.
Get Legal Advice
For building and construction contractors, navigating the debt recovery process is a critical aspect of their profession. The divide between completing the work and receiving rightful compensation can be vast. Understanding the avenues for recovering unpaid debts, whether through non-court or court proceedings, is paramount.
Let us be your guiding light in this complex terrain. At Contracts Specialist, we offer invaluable legal advice to help you decipher the intricacies of debt recovery. With our expert guidance, you can gain clarity on the most appropriate course of action for your specific situation, enabling you to make informed decisions and embark on a path that ensures the recovery of your hard-earned dues.
Secure Your Construction Projects in City of Canterbury-Bankstown and Surrounding Suburbs
Ensuring timely payment for your construction endeavours in Campsie, Greenacre, Mount Lewis, Chullora, Punchbowl, Bankstown CBD, Yagoona, Earlwood, Padstow, and Padstow Heights demands expertise and support. Our law firm is steadfast in aiding contractors throughout these areas with legal counsel and representation. Take the initial stride toward reclaiming your owed dues swiftly. Schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation today to uncover how we can assist you. Contact us now.