About Our Law Firm
At Contracts Specialist, we offer the residents of Mudgee and the surrounding areas of Gulgong, Kandos, and Rylstone over 13 years of specialised expertise in construction debt recovery, including Security of Payment, adjudication, and litigation. We are deeply committed to providing tailored legal advice, understanding the distinct needs of builders and contractors in the construction industry. While we are not based in this location, we are fully dedicated to serving the builders and contractors of Mudgee and its neighbouring suburbs with utmost professionalism and dedication.
Construction Debt Recovery
In the building and construction industry, it is not uncommon to face situations where payments are overdue. Fortunately, there are several avenues available to recover the money owed to you, including:
- Issuing a letter of demand
- Utilising statutory demands
- Engaging in alternative dispute resolutions like mediation
- Applying for adjudication under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW)
- Seeking assistance through NSW tribunals or courts
At Contracts Specialist, we are here to assist you in navigating these pathways effectively. Serving Mudgee and the surrounding areas of Gulgong, Kandos, and Rylstone, our debt recovery lawyers are at your service to help secure what is rightfully yours.
Letter of Demand
A letter of demand serves as a formal request urging the repayment of a debt accrued from construction work or services rendered. This step, taken before initiating legal actions, aims to resolve payment issues promptly, potentially avoiding court intervention.
We assist you in leveraging the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) to issue compliant payment claims, securing timely and regular payments for your construction work and related services, even without progress payment provisions in the contract.
Should disagreements over payment schedules or delays occur, we guide you through the adjudication process under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW). This step, preferable before resorting to court proceedings, facilitates a quicker resolution.
Tribunal and Court
If necessary, we stand by you in navigating the legal pathways through the NCAT or court proceedings, aiding in drafting your Statement of Claim and enforcing judgement debts, ensuring a smooth navigation through the complex legal landscape while adhering to all necessary regulations and time frames.
Our approach is grounded in over 13 years of experience in construction law, offering you the most effective pathways to recover your debts.
Benefits of Our Services
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 of experience in construction law. John has served in prestigious roles including legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company and as a Government Solicitor, alongside being the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW). His expertise spans across various facets of construction law, including drafting and reviewing a wide array of contracts, and offering unparalleled debt recovery services to contractors and builders in Mudgee and the surrounding areas.