About Our Law Firm
Our law firm stands as a beacon of expertise and experience in the realm of debt recovery, proudly serving the builders and contractors in Wollongong and the surrounding suburb. With a rich history steeped in over a decade of specialised knowledge in construction debt recovery, including Security of Payment, adjudication, and litigation, we are committed to offering tailored legal advice that meets the unique demands of the construction industry.
We are dedicated to understanding and addressing the individual needs of each client, ensuring personalised service that leverages modern technology for seamless communication and case updates. Our principal attorney, a specialist in construction law, leads a team of legal experts who are at the forefront of achieving remarkable successes in the field.
Choosing our firm means opting for a partnership grounded in dedication to client satisfaction, as evidenced by our stellar ratings and positive testimonials. Note that our legal services are exclusively available to the builders and contractors operating in Wollongong and its neighbouring areas.
What is Construction Debt Recovery?
In the building and construction industry, it is not uncommon to encounter situations where payments due are delayed or withheld. Fortunately, there are several avenues available to recover the money owed to you, ensuring that your hard work does not go unrewarded.
You can take the following steps to initiate the debt recovery process:
- Issuing a letter of demand to formally request the payment
- Utilising statutory demands to enforce the payment legally
- Engaging in alternative dispute resolutions such as mediation to find a mutually agreeable solution
- Applying for adjudication under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) to have a third party assess the situation and make a binding decision
- Seeking assistance through NSW tribunals or courts
At Contracts Specialist, we are here to guide and assist you in navigating these pathways effectively. Our debt recovery lawyers, serving Wollonggong and the surrounding suburb areas, are well-versed in the intricacies of construction law and are ready to help you recover the debts owed to you. Reach out to us for dedicated and expert assistance in construction debt recovery.
Letter of Demand
Utilise the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) to issue compliant payment claims. We assist in securing prompt and regular payments for your services, even in the absence of progress payment provisions in your contract.
Navigate disagreements over payment schedules or delays effectively with our guidance. We facilitate the adjudication process under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), a faster resolution pathway before considering court proceedings.
Tribunal and Court
When necessary, we stand by you in taking the legal route through NCAT or court proceedings. Our team aids in drafting your Statement of Claim and enforcing judgement debts, ensuring you navigate the complex legal landscape efficiently while adhering to all necessary regulations and time frames. Let our expertise work to your advantage in securing what is rightfully yours.
Benefits of Our Services
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Meet Our Principal Lawyer
At Contracts Specialist, we are led by our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, a seasoned expert with over 13 years of deep-rooted experience in the construction law industry. Specialising in Security of Payment and debt recovery services, he is dedicated to assisting contractors and builders in the NSW construction sector.
John brings to the table a rich background, having served as legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company and as a Government Solicitor. His leadership roles extend to being the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW) and the founder of Small Builders Building Software.
His expertise encompasses a wide range of services including drafting and reviewing various construction contracts such as residential, commercial, and subcontractor agreements. John’s extensive knowledge of construction law across all Australian states equips him to elucidate common legal issues pertaining to commercial and construction management contracts. Trust in John’s comprehensive understanding and experience to guide you through the complex landscape of construction law.
Get Legal Advice
Navigating the debt recovery process is a crucial aspect for building and construction contractors. While delivering quality work is essential, ensuring that you are compensated fairly and timely is equally important. Understanding how to recover unpaid debts effectively is key to maintaining the financial health of your business.
We are here to guide you through both non-court and court options available for debt recovery, helping you to discern the best course of action tailored to your situation. Our expert advice empowers you to make informed decisions, safeguarding your interests and facilitating a smoother recovery process. Reach out to us for legal advice that is grounded in deep industry knowledge and experience. Let us be your trusted partner in securing the payment you rightfully deserve.
Secure Your Construction Payments: Take the Next Step
Ensuring timely payment for construction work and materials supplied in Wollongong and its surrounding suburbs including Woonona – Russell Vale, Figtree, and Dapto – Brownsville necessitates expert guidance. Our law firm stands ready to support contractors in these regions with top-notch legal advice and representation. Begin your journey to swift and rightful payment by scheduling a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Reach out to us today to explore how we can facilitate your debt recovery process.