About Our Law Firm
At Contracts Specialist, we offer the residents of Gosford and its neighbouring regions, including Avoca Beach, Erina, Ettalong Beach, Kariong, and Kincumber, over 13 years of dedicated expertise in construction debt recovery. This encompasses areas like Security of Payment, adjudication, and litigation. We are deeply committed to delivering bespoke legal advice, recognising the distinct requirements of builders and contractors in the construction sector. While we are devoted to serving the builders and contractors of Gosford and its surrounding areas, we must note that our physical location is outside this region. Our primary goal is to ensure your legal needs are met precisely and professionally.
Construction Debt Recovery
In the building and construction realm, contractors frequently encounter situations where payments are overdue, leaving them grappling with financial uncertainties. Fortunately, several avenues are available to ensure you receive what’s rightfully yours:
- Dispatching a well-structured letter of demand.
- Leveraging statutory demands to expedite payment.
- Exploring alternative dispute resolutions, such as mediation, to find amicable solutions.
- Resorting to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) for adjudication.
- Seeking intervention from NSW tribunals or courts when other avenues prove unfruitful.
At Contracts Specialist, we understand the intricacies of these processes and are here to guide you every step of the way. Contact our adept debt recovery lawyers if you’re grappling with unpaid dues from a principal or head contractor. We’re committed to serving the Gosford community and its neighbouring regions, including Avoca Beach, Erina, Ettalong Beach, Kariong, and Kincumber.
Letter of Demand
A letter of demand serves as a formal notice urging the repayment of outstanding debts from construction tasks or services rendered. This step, pivotal in the debt recovery process, often aids in resolving payment discrepancies without the need for court intervention.
Utilising the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), we assist in formulating compliant payment claims. This ensures timely payments for your construction endeavours and associated services, even if the contract lacks specific progress payment clauses.
Tribunal and Court
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Meet Our Principal Lawyer
At the heart of Contracts Specialist is our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz. Boasting over 13 years of dedicated experience in construction law, John stands as a beacon of expertise and dedication in the NSW construction landscape. His primary focus lies in offering unparalleled Security of Payment and debt recovery services to the builders and contractors of the region.
John’s journey in construction law is both diverse and impressive. He has donned the role of legal counsel for a renowned Dow 30 construction firm and showcased his skills as a Government Solicitor. His leadership qualities shone through as the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW). Furthermore, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish Small Builders Building Software.
From drafting intricate residential contracts to navigating commercial agreements and subcontractor pacts, John’s proficiency in construction law is all-encompassing. His deep understanding spans across all Australian states, making him adept at elucidating common legal challenges tied to commercial and construction management contracts.
Get Legal Advice
In building and construction, executing the work and securing rightful payment often diverge. As contractors, comprehending the intricacies of the debt recovery process becomes paramount. While you may have delivered, ensuring you’re compensated requires distinct skills and knowledge. With both non-court and court avenues at your disposal, the path to debt recovery can seem labyrinthine. At Contracts Specialist, we’re here to illuminate this path. Our seasoned legal team is poised to provide tailored advice, ensuring you have the insights to make informed decisions. Let us guide you through the complexities, ensuring you choose the most effective action for your situation.