About Our Law Firm
At Contracts Specialist, we are proud to offer over 13 years of specialised expertise in construction debt recovery to the builders and contractors of Sydney and its surrounding suburbs including Surry Hills, Waterloo-Zetland, Glebe, Pyrmont, and Redfern.
Our deep understanding of the Security of Payment Act, adjudication processes, and litigation has equipped us to provide tailored legal advice that meets the unique needs of individuals in the construction industry.
Our firm stands on a strong foundation of commitment to personalised service, where we prioritise direct communication and leverage modern technology to keep our clients informed at every stage of their case. Choose us for a partnership grounded in expertise and a proven track record in construction law.
Construction Debt Recovery
In the construction industry, it is not uncommon to face situations where payments are overdue.
There are various pathways to recover the money owed to you, including but not limited to:
- Issuing a letter of demand
- Utilising statutory demands
- Engaging in 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
At Contracts Specialist, we are well-versed in navigating these avenues to facilitate debt recovery efficiently. Serving Sydney and its neighbouring suburbs of Surry Hills, Waterloo-Zetland, Glebe, Pyrmont, and Redfern, our debt recovery lawyers are here to assist you in securing what is rightfully yours. Don’t hesitate to reach out for expert guidance and support.
At Contracts Specialist, we offer a range of services to assist you in debt recovery, ensuring that you receive the payment you are entitled to. Our services include:
Letter of Demand
Leveraging the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), we help you in issuing compliant payment claims to secure prompt and regular payments for your construction work and related goods or services, even in the absence of progress payment provisions in the contract.
In cases where you do not agree with payment schedules or payments are delayed, we guide you through the adjudication process under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), a step that can be undertaken before resorting to court proceedings, to facilitate a faster resolution.
Tribunal and Court
When necessary, we assist you in taking the legal route through the NCAT or court proceedings, aiding in drafting your Statement of Claim and enforcing judgement debts. Our expertise ensures that you navigate the complex legal landscape efficiently, adhering to all necessary regulations and time frames.
Each service is designed to offer you the best pathway to recover your debts, with guidance grounded in over 13 years of experience in construction law.
Benefits of Our Services
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Meet Our Principal Lawyer
At Contracts Specialist, we are led by our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, a luminary in the field of construction law with an impressive tenure exceeding 13 years. John has dedicated his career to aiding contractors and builders in the NSW construction industry, offering unrivalled expertise in Security of Payment and debt recovery services.
His rich background includes roles as legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company and a Government Solicitor, bringing a depth of understanding from various perspectives in the industry. John has also held the prestigious position of Divisional President at the Master Builders Association (NSW) and is the founder of Small Builders Building Software.
John’s mastery in construction law is all-encompassing, proficient in drafting and reviewing a wide spectrum of construction contracts such as residential, commercial, and subcontractor agreements. His knowledge spans across all Australian states, making him a reliable resource for addressing common legal issues in commercial and construction management contracts with clarity and precision. Entrust your case to a seasoned expert who brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record to the table.
Get Legal Advice
In the building and construction industry, understanding the debt recovery process is pivotal. While delivering on your work commitments is one aspect, ensuring you are remunerated as deserved stands equally important. The pathway to recovering unpaid debts encompasses both non-court and court avenues, each presenting its own set of advantages.
At Contracts Specialist, we are here to illuminate the best course of action tailored to your circumstances. Leveraging our deep understanding of the industry and legal landscape, we empower you to make informed decisions, guiding you every step of the way to secure what is rightfully yours. Reach out to us for advice grounded in expertise and a commitment to safeguarding your interests.