About Our Law Firm
At our law firm, we offer the residents of Newcastle and the surrounding suburbs, including Fletcher-Minmi, Hamilton South – Hamilton East, Lambton, Maryland, and New Lambton, over a decade of specialised expertise in construction debt recovery. This encompasses areas such as Security of Payment, adjudication, and litigation. We are deeply committed to providing tailored legal advice, understanding the unique needs of builders and contractors in the construction industry. Leveraging our profound knowledge and experience, we stand ready to assist you in navigating the complex landscape of debt recovery, ensuring your interests are robustly protected.
What is Construction Debt Recovery?
In the building and construction sector, it is not uncommon to face situations where payments are overdue. As a contractor in Newcastle or its surrounding suburbs such as Fletcher-Minmi, Hamilton South – Hamilton East, Lambton, Maryland, and New Lambton, you have several avenues to recover the debts owed to you, including:
- Issuing a letter of demand
- Utilising statutory demands
- Resorting to alternative dispute resolutions like mediation
- Applying for adjudication under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW)
- Seeking redress through NSW tribunals or courts
If you find yourself grappling with unpaid dues, reach out to our debt recovery lawyer team in Newcastle for expert guidance and assistance in securing your rightful payments.
Letter of Demand
When you’re facing unpaid dues for construction work or provided goods and services, our first step is often the issuance of a Letter of Demand. This formal request can prompt swift resolution, potentially avoiding lengthy legal proceedings.
We utilise the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) to help you issue compliant Payment Claims. Even if your contract lacks progress payment provisions, this approach can secure timely and consistent payments for your construction work and related services.
Should disputes arise over payment schedules or delayed payments, our guidance includes navigating the adjudication process under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW). This step can expedite resolution before court involvement becomes necessary.
Tribunal and Court
When legal action is inevitable, we support you through proceedings in NCAT or the courts. Our expertise ensures precise drafting of your Statement of Claim and effective enforcement of judgement debts.
With over 13 years of experience in construction law, we’ll guide you through the intricate legal landscape, ensuring compliance with all regulations and deadlines. Trust us to help you recover what’s rightfully yours.
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Meet Our Principal Lawyer
At Contracts Specialist, our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, is a seasoned expert in construction law, boasting over 13 years of industry experience. Specialising in Security of Payment and debt recovery services, John has been a vital resource for contractors and builders in the NSW construction sector.
John’s journey in construction law has been rich and varied. He served as legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company and held the position of Government Solicitor. Additionally, he’s contributed significantly to the industry, having been the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW) and the founder of Small Builders Building Software.
His expertise extends across a broad spectrum of construction law facets, encompassing the drafting and review of various contract types, including residential, commercial, and subcontractor agreements. John’s extensive knowledge of construction law spans every Australian state, enabling him to proficiently address common legal issues pertaining to commercial and construction management contracts.
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Safeguard Your Construction Projects in Newcastle: Move Forward
Ensuring prompt payment for your construction endeavours in Newcastle, Fletcher-Minmi, Hamilton South – Hamilton East, Lambton, Maryland, and New Lambton demands expertise and guidance. Our firm is dedicated to aiding contractors in these areas with skilled legal advice and representation. Initiate the process of securing your rightful payments by scheduling a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Reach out today to explore how we can support you.