About Our Law Firm
Construction Debt Recovery
In the building and construction industry, contractors often face situations where payments are overdue. Navigating these scenarios requires a strategic approach to ensure you receive what’s rightfully yours. Several avenues can be explored for debt recovery, including:
- Issuing a compelling letter of demand.
- Leveraging statutory demands.
- Engaging in alternative dispute resolutions, such as mediation.
- Applying for adjudication under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW).
- Seeking redress through NSW tribunals or courts.
Should you grapple with unpaid dues from a principal or head contractor, don’t hesitate to contact Contracts Specialist’s adept debt recovery lawyers. We are dedicated to serving the builders and contractors of Fairfield and its neighbouring areas like Cabramatta, Smithfield, Canley Vale, Bonnyrigg, Mount Prichard, and Fairfield Heights.
Letter of Demand
A letter of demand serves as a formal plea, urging the repayment of debts from construction tasks or services rendered. This step is pivotal, often enabling swift resolution without court intervention.
Application For disagreements over payment schedules or delayed payments, we guide you through the adjudication process, offering a quicker resolution alternative to court proceedings.
Tribunal and Court
When required, our expertise extends to aiding you through the NCAT or court processes, from drafting your Statement of Claim to enforcing judgement debts. With over 13 years of experience in construction law, we ensure you traverse the intricate legal realm effectively and compliantly.
Benefits of Our Services
Time and Money Savings
Meet Our Principal Lawyer
At Contracts Specialist, the helm is held by our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, a distinguished figure in construction law. With an impressive tenure exceeding 13 years, John’s expertise is deeply rooted in providing Security of Payment and debt recovery solutions to builders and contractors within the NSW construction sector.
John’s journey in construction law is adorned with notable roles, including serving as legal counsel for a prominent Dow 30 construction entity and taking on responsibilities as a Government Solicitor. His leadership prowess was further showcased as the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW), and he’s the visionary behind the inception of Small Builders Building Software.
His proficiency spans drafting and scrutinising many construction contracts, be it residential, commercial, or subcontractor agreements. With a comprehensive grasp of construction law across all Australian states, John adeptly elucidates the intricate legal nuances associated with commercial and construction management contracts.
Get Legal Advice
In the intricate world of building and construction, comprehending the nuances of the debt recovery process is paramount. While executing the work is one facet, ensuring timely and rightful payment is another critical aspect. The landscape of debt recovery offers a spectrum of avenues, encompassing both non-court and court-based solutions. At Contracts Specialist, we’re here to illuminate these pathways for you. Our guidance is tailored to present you with the most viable options, empowering you to make informed decisions. Whether navigating the complexities of unpaid dues or seeking strategic advice on payment processes, our expertise ensures you’re always a step ahead.