About Our Law Firm
At Contracts Specialist, we offer the residents of The Hills Shire, including the surrounding suburbs of Baulkham Hills, West Pennant Hills, Kellyville, and North Kellyville, over 13 years of unparalleled expertise in construction debt recovery. This encompasses areas like Security of Payment, adjudication, and litigation. Our unwavering commitment is to provide bespoke legal advice, understanding the distinct needs of builders and contractors in the construction sector. While our reach extends to the builders and contractors of The Hills Shire and its neighbouring areas, our roots are not confined to this location. Trust in our legacy to guide you through your legal journey.
Construction Debt Recovery
In the building and construction industry, especially in areas like The Hills Shire and its surrounding suburbs of Baulkham Hills, West Pennant Hills, Kellyville, and North Kellyville, contractors often face situations where payments are overdue.
Navigating the maze of debt recovery can be challenging, but there are several avenues available:
- Dispatching a letter of demand to the concerned party.
- Leveraging statutory demands as a formal request.
- Exploring alternative dispute resolutions, including mediation.
- Invoking rights under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW).
- Pursuing claims in NSW tribunals or courts.
Should you find yourself grappling with unpaid dues from a principal or head contractor, reach out to Contracts Specialist’s adept debt recovery lawyer. We’re here to guide and assist you every step of the way.
Letter of Demand
A pivotal first step, the letter of demand serves as a formal request for the repayment of outstanding debts from construction tasks or provided services. This approach often facilitates early resolution, potentially bypassing the need for court involvement.
Utilising the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), we assist in crafting compliant payment claims. This ensures timely and consistent payments for your construction-related endeavours, even when the contract lacks specific progress payment clauses.
Should disagreements arise over payment schedules or delays, we’ll guide you through the adjudication process under the aforementioned Act, offering a quicker alternative to court proceedings.
Tribunal and Court
In instances where legal action becomes inevitable, we stand by you through NCAT or court processes, from drafting the Statement of Claim to enforcing judgement debts. Navigate the intricate legal maze with our seasoned expertise, rooted in over a decade of construction law experience.
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Meet Our Principal Lawyer
At the heart of Contracts Specialist is our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz. With an impressive tenure exceeding 13 years in construction law, John stands as a beacon of expertise and dedication. His specialisation lies in delivering Security of Payment and debt recovery solutions to builders and contractors within the NSW construction landscape.
John’s journey in construction law is rich and varied. He has donned the role of legal counsel for a renowned Dow 30 construction entity and has served with distinction as a Government Solicitor. His leadership skills shone as the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW), and he’s the visionary behind the inception of Small Builders Building Software.
From drafting intricate residential contracts to navigating the nuances of commercial agreements and subcontractor pacts, John’s proficiency spans the breadth of construction law. His insights encompass the legal intricacies across all Australian states, making him a trusted voice on commercial and construction management contract matters.