About Our Law Firm
At our law firm, we are dedicated to serving the builders and contractors in Griffith and its surrounding suburbs, including Griffith (East) – Collina, Griffith (Central) – South, and Griffith (North). Leveraging over 13 years of specialised expertise in construction debt recovery, we are adept in navigating the intricacies of Security of Payment, adjudication, and litigation processes. We are committed to offering tailored legal advice, understanding the unique needs and challenges faced by individuals in the construction industry in the Griffith region. Choose us for personalised service grounded in deep industry knowledge and experience.
Construction Debt Recovery
In the construction sector, it is not uncommon to face situations where payments are overdue. Fortunately, there are several avenues available for debt recovery, including:
- Issuing a letter of demand
- Utilising statutory demands
- Resorting to alternative dispute resolutions such as mediation
- Applying for adjudication under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW)
- Seeking assistance through NSW tribunals or courts
If you find yourself grappling with unpaid dues in Griffith or the nearby areas of Griffith (East) – Collina, Griffith (Central) – South, and Griffith (North), reach out to our debt recovery lawyers at Contracts Specialist for expert assistance.
Letter of Demand
A letter of demand serves as a formal request urging the repayment of a debt owed for construction work executed or goods and services provided. This step, taken before initiating any legal actions, aims to resolve payment issues promptly and possibly without court intervention, thereby saving time and resources.
We assist you in issuing compliant payment claims, abiding by the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW). This ensures you secure prompt and regular payments for your construction work and related goods or services, even in the absence of progress payment provisions in the contract.
In scenarios where there is disagreement over payment schedules or when payments are delayed, we guide you through the adjudication process under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW). This step, which precedes court proceedings, facilitates a faster resolution to payment disputes.
Tribunal and Court
When the situation calls for it, we stand by you in navigating the legal pathways through the NCAT or court proceedings. From drafting your Statement of Claim to enforcing judgement debts, our expertise ensures a smooth navigation through the complex legal landscape, adhering to all necessary regulations and time frames.
Our services are crafted to offer you the most efficient pathways to recover your debts, with guidance grounded in deep industry knowledge and experience.
Benefits of Our Services
Choosing Contracts Specialist for your debt recovery needs comes with a host of benefits that are designed to bring you peace of mind and successful outcomes. Here are some of the advantages you can expect:
Time and Money Savings
Meet Our Principal Lawyer
Meet John Dela Cruz, the Principal Lawyer at Contracts Specialist, a seasoned expert with over 13 years in the construction law industry. Specialising in Security of Payment and debt recovery services, John has a rich background, including roles as legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company and a Government Solicitor. His comprehensive understanding of construction contracts across all Australian states makes him a reliable ally for contractors and builders in NSW, including the Griffith region.