Debt Recovery Lawyer Lismore
About Our Law Firm
With a steadfast commitment to serving the builders and contractors of Lismore and its surrounding suburbs, including Goonellabah South – Chilcotts Grass, Lismore – Girards Hill, East Lismore, Rural South, and Goonellabah North, our law firm boasts over 13 years of specialised expertise in construction debt recovery. Our principal attorney, John Dela Cruz, is a distinguished specialist in construction law, renowned for his accomplishments in the field.
We prioritise tailored legal advice, recognizing the unique requirements of builders and contractors in the construction industry. When you engage our services, you gain access to a team of legal experts dedicated to offering personalised service, direct communication with the principal attorney, and the utilisation of cutting-edge technology to keep you well-informed throughout your case.
Our outstanding 4.9-star rating and positive client testimonials on our Google Business page underscore our unwavering commitment to client satisfaction.
Construction Debt Recovery
For building and construction contractors operating in Lismore and its surrounding suburbs, including Goonellabah South – Chilcotts Grass, Lismore – Girards Hill, East Lismore, Rural South, and Goonellabah North, encountering unpaid invoices is not uncommon. When you’re facing this situation, it’s essential to know your options for debt recovery.
Our expert legal team can assist you in navigating these challenges and recovering the money owed to you. Our services include:
- Issuing a letter of demand
- Utilising statutory demands
- Exploring 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
We’ll tailor our approach to your specific circumstances, ensuring a swift and effective resolution to your debt recovery needs.
Letter of Demand
A Letter of Demand serves as a formal request for the repayment of outstanding debts related to construction work, goods, or services. It represents a pivotal initial step before resorting to legal actions. Our expertise in this area helps resolve payment disputes swiftly, often without the need for court intervention.
Leveraging the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), we specialise in issuing compliant Payment Claims. This legal framework empowers you to secure timely payments for your construction work and related services, even when progress payment provisions are absent in your contract.
In cases where payment schedules are disputed or delayed, we guide you through the Adjudication Application process under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW). This step is taken to expedite resolutions before pursuing lengthy court proceedings, facilitating a quicker outcome.
Tribunal and Court
When necessary, we provide expert assistance for Tribunal and Court proceedings, including the NCAT (NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal). We help you draft a compelling Statement of Claim and effectively enforce judgement debts. Our wealth of experience in construction law ensures that you navigate the intricate legal landscape efficiently, adhering to all regulations and deadlines.
Each of our services is meticulously designed to offer you the most effective pathway for debt recovery. Benefit from our guidance built on over 13 years of experience in construction law.
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Meet Our Principal Lawyer
Allow us to introduce you to the driving force behind Contracts Specialist, our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz. With an impressive career spanning over 13 years in the construction industry, John is your go-to expert for all matters related to construction law in Lismore and its surrounding suburbs, including Goonellabah South – Chilcotts Grass, Lismore – Girards Hill, East Lismore, Rural South, and Goonellabah North.
John’s extensive experience includes serving as legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company and as a Government Solicitor. He’s been Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW) and the visionary behind Small Builders Building Software.
John’s expertise is truly comprehensive. He excels in Security of Payment and debt recovery services, with a knack for drafting and reviewing various construction contracts, including residential, commercial, and subcontractor agreements. His profound knowledge of construction law spans across all Australian states, making him your trusted advisor for addressing common legal issues in commercial and construction management contracts.
Get Legal Advice
For building and construction contractors, grasping the intricacies of the debt recovery process is vital. Conducting the work and receiving rightful payment can be distinct challenges. To navigate this terrain, it’s crucial to understand how to recover unpaid debts, considering both non-court and court options.
Our expertise lies in providing Legal Advice tailored to your unique situation. We’ll guide you through the complexities, helping you comprehend the available courses of action. With our insights and knowledge, you can confidently make informed decisions about your matter, ensuring the most suitable path towards recovering your hard-earned dues.