About Our Law Firm
At Contracts Specialist, we offer the residents of Queanbeyan, including the surrounding suburbs of Jerrabomberra, Karabar, Crestwood, Bungendore, and Queanbeyan East, over 13 years of specialised expertise in construction debt recovery. This encompasses areas such as Security of Payment, adjudication, and litigation. We are deeply committed to delivering tailored legal advice, and understanding the distinct needs of builders and contractors in the construction sector of Queanbeyan and its vicinity. While we are dedicated to serving the builders and contractors of Queanbeyan and its neighbouring areas, it’s essential to note that our physical presence is outside this region.
Construction Debt Recovery
In the building and construction industry, especially in areas like Queanbeyan and its surrounding suburbs of Jerrabomberra, Karabar, Crestwood, Bungendore, and Queanbeyan East, contractors often face situations where payments are overdue.
Navigating these challenges requires a strategic approach, and there are multiple avenues to ensure you receive what’s rightfully yours:
- Issuing a precise letter of demand.
- Leveraging statutory demands.
- Exploring alternative dispute resolutions, including mediation.
- Applying the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW).
- Seeking redress through NSW tribunals or courts.
When faced with such payment challenges, it’s crucial to have a dedicated team by your side. At Contracts Specialist, our debt recovery lawyers are well-versed in these processes and are committed to assisting you. Whether dealing with a principal or a head contractor, we ensure your rights are upheld, and your dues are recovered.
Letter of Demand
A letter of demand is a formal request, emphasising the urgency of repaying a debt resulting from construction work or services rendered. This step, often taken before delving into legal proceedings, aims to resolve payment discrepancies swiftly, potentially avoiding court involvement.
Utilising the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), we assist in issuing compliant payment claims. This ensures timely payments for your construction tasks and associated services, even if the contract lacks specific progress payment clauses.
Should disagreements arise over payment schedules or if payments lag, we guide you through the adjudication process under the Act mentioned above, offering a quicker resolution alternative to court proceedings.
Tribunal and Court
When the situation demands it, we support you in pursuing the legal pathway through the NCAT or court proceedings. From drafting your Statement of Claim to enforcing judgement debts, our expertise ensures seamless navigation through the intricate legal maze, always in compliance with regulations and time constraints.
Benefits of Our Services
Time and Money Savings
Meet Our Principal Lawyer
At Contracts Specialist, our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, leads the helm. With an impressive tenure exceeding 13 years in construction law, John is a beacon of expertise and dedication. His specialisation lies in offering unparalleled Security of Payment and debt recovery services to the builders and contractors of the NSW construction sector, including those at Queanbeyan and its neighbouring areas.
John’s illustrious career boasts roles as the legal counsel for a prominent Dow 30 construction entity and a tenure as a Government Solicitor. His leadership acumen shone as the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW), and his entrepreneurial spirit is evident in the founding of Small Builders Building Software.
His proficiency spans the drafting and meticulously reviewing of diverse construction contracts, be it residential, commercial, or subcontractor agreements. John’s grasp of construction law is pan-Australian, and he adeptly elucidates intricate legal facets concerning commercial and construction management contracts.
Get Legal Advice
In the intricate world of building and construction, understanding the nuances of the debt recovery process is paramount. While delivering quality work is one aspect, ensuring timely and rightful payment is a distinct challenge. Navigating this landscape can be daunting for contractors at Queanbeyan and its surrounding regions. Whether considering non-court avenues or contemplating legal proceedings, the path to debt recovery is multifaceted. At Contracts Specialist, we’re here to shed light on these complexities. Our guidance aims to equip you with a clear perspective, allowing you to discern the optimal course of action tailored to your unique situation. With our expertise, make decisions that are informed and in your best interest.