About Our Law Firm
At Contracts Specialist, we bring over 13 years of specialised expertise in construction debt recovery, including Security of Payment, adjudication, and litigation, to the residents of Maitland and its surrounding suburbs, such as Rutherford, East Maitland, and Thornton. While I, John Dela Cruz, am not physically located in Maitland, I am committed to serving builders and contractors in this region.
Our principal attorney, John Dela Cruz, is a seasoned specialist in construction law, known for his notable successes in this field. Our firm is dedicated to offering tailored legal advice, recognizing the unique requirements of builders and contractors in the construction industry. When you choose us, you gain access to a team of legal experts committed to providing personalised service, direct communication with the principal, and the use of modern technology to keep you informed throughout your case. Our exceptional 4.9-star rating and positive client testimonials on our Google Business page attest to our unwavering dedication to client satisfaction.
Construction Debt Recovery
As building and construction contractors for Maitland, Rutherford, East Maitland, and Thornton, you may often encounter situations where payment is overdue, yet remains unpaid. When faced with this challenge, it’s crucial to explore various avenues for debt recovery tailored to your specific needs. Our services encompass a range of effective strategies, including but not limited to:
- Issuing a Letter of Demand: An initial step to prompt payment.
- Utilising Statutory Demands: An approach to emphasise legal obligations.
- Engaging in Alternative Dispute Resolutions: Such as mediation, for amicable settlements.
- Applying for Adjudication: Leveraging the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) for rapid resolution.
- Seeking Assistance through NSW Tribunals or Courts: When necessary legal action is required.
If you’re in need of skilled debt recovery lawyers who understand the intricacies of construction debt recovery, Contracts Specialist is here to assist. We are dedicated to serving contractors for Maitland and its surrounding suburbs, ensuring that you receive the payments you rightfully deserve.
At Contracts Specialist, our array of services is geared toward aiding you in debt recovery, ensuring you receive the payments you rightfully deserve. Our services encompass:
Letter of Demand
A Letter of Demand is a formal request seeking the repayment of outstanding debts for completed construction work, goods, or services. This crucial step serves to resolve payment issues promptly, often without the need for court intervention, facilitating amicable settlements.
Leveraging the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), we specialise in crafting compliant payment claims. These claims secure prompt and regular payments for your construction work and related services, even when progress payment provisions are absent in the contract.
In cases where disputes arise over payment schedules or delays, we expertly guide you through the adjudication process under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW). This critical step can expedite resolution before resorting to court proceedings.
Tribunal and Court
When circumstances necessitate, we provide guidance through the legal channels, including the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) or court proceedings. We assist in drafting Statements of Claim and enforcing judgement debts, ensuring you navigate the intricate legal landscape efficiently, while adhering to all regulatory requirements and timelines.
Each of our services is meticulously designed to offer you the most effective pathway to debt recovery, supported by our extensive 13-year experience in construction law.
Benefits of Our Services
Time and Money Savings
At Contracts Specialist, we recognize that construction work often leads to issues of delayed, underpaid, or unpaid invoices, and traditional debt collection processes can be arduous, costly, and time-consuming. Our team of debt recovery lawyers is here to help contractors and builders swiftly, efficiently, and effectively recover the payments they rightfully deserve.
Partnering with our experts allows you to save valuable time and financial resources. Our seasoned professionals will assess your situation and provide you with well-informed guidance, enabling you to make cost-effective decisions regarding the most suitable legal avenues for your case.
Meet Our Principal Lawyer
At Contracts Specialist, allow us to introduce you to our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz. With over 13 years of extensive experience in the construction industry, John is a highly qualified and seasoned expert in construction law, specialising in providing Security of Payment and debt recovery services to contractors and builders within the NSW construction sector.
John’s professional journey in construction law is rich and diverse. He has previously served as legal counsel for a prestigious Dow 30 construction company and held the position of Government Solicitor. Moreover, his commitment to the industry led him to serve as the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW) and the founder of Small Builders Building Software.
His comprehensive expertise in construction law encompasses the drafting and reviewing of various construction contracts, including residential, commercial, and subcontractor agreements. John possesses an in-depth understanding of construction law practices across all Australian states and excels in explaining common legal intricacies related to commercial and construction management contracts.
When you engage with John Dela Cruz, you gain access to a legal professional who not only understands the complexities of construction law but also prioritises your unique needs and concerns.
Get Legal Advice
For building and construction contractors, grasping the intricacies of the debt recovery process is paramount. The act of completing the work and securing payment are distinct aspects, and knowing how to effectively recover unpaid debts is essential. Within this realm, there exist both non-court and court options.
Allow us to provide you with invaluable legal counsel. We understand the nuances of debt recovery, and we are here to guide you through the process. Our aim is to equip you with the knowledge and insights necessary to make informed decisions about your specific situation. By seeking our expert advice, you gain the clarity needed to choose the best course of action and navigate the path to debt recovery with confidence.