About Our Law Firm
At our law firm, we bring over 13 years of specialised expertise in construction debt recovery to the residents of Wagga Wagga and surrounding suburbs, including Central Wagga Wagga, Kooringal and Lake Albert. Our commitment to tailored legal advice is unwavering, as we comprehend the unique requirements of builders and contractors in the construction industry.
John Dela Cruz, our principal attorney, is a seasoned specialist in construction law with a track record of notable successes. When you choose our firm, you access a team of legal experts dedicated to personalised service, direct communication with the principal, and modern technology to keep you informed throughout your case. Our exceptional 4.9-star rating and positive client testimonials on our Google Business page reflect our commitment to client satisfaction.
Construction Debt Recovery
As building and construction contractors, situations may arise where payment is overdue, yet you remain unpaid. In such instances, several avenues exist to reclaim the money owed to you. These include:
- Issuing a Letter of Demand: A formal request for payment.
- Utilising Statutory Demands: Legal notices compelling payment within 21 days.
- Engaging in Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation to reach a resolution.
- Applying for Adjudication: Under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW).
- Seeking Assistance through NSW Tribunals or Courts: Legal recourse when necessary.
For debt recovery assistance from our experienced team, contact Contract Specialist. We serve Wagga Wagga and surrounding areas, including Central Wagga Wagga, Kooringal, and Lake Albert.
Letter of Demand
A letter of demand is a formal request for the repayment of a debt related to construction work or provided goods/services. It’s a pivotal initial step that can expedite resolution without legal action, ensuring timely payment for your services.
Leveraging the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), we assist you in issuing compliant payment claims. This secures prompt and regular payments for your construction work and related goods/services, even when progress payment provisions are absent in your contract.
If disputes arise over payment schedules or delays, we guide you through the adjudication process under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW). This step precedes court action, facilitating faster resolutions.
Tribunal and Court
When necessary, we provide support for legal actions through NCAT or court proceedings. We assist in drafting your Statement of Claim and enforcing judgement debts, navigating the legal complexities efficiently while adhering to all regulatory requirements and timelines.
Each service is tailored to provide you with the most effective path to recover your debts, backed by our 13+ years of experience in construction law.
Benefits of Our Services
Time and Money Savings
With over 13 years of expertise in debt recovery and construction law, you work directly with our principal lawyer, not debt collectors lacking legal background. This personalised approach ensures satisfaction and tailored guidance throughout your case.
Meet Our Principal Lawyer
Our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, leads Contracts Specialist with over 13 years of unwavering commitment to the NSW construction industry. Specialising in Security of Payment and debt recovery services, John’s impressive career encompasses diverse roles, including serving as legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company and as a Government Solicitor.
John’s extensive experience extends to his role as Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW) and as the founder of Small Builders Building Software. His comprehensive expertise in construction law spans residential contracts, commercial agreements, and subcontractor arrangements. With a deep understanding of construction law across all Australian states, John adeptly addresses common legal challenges associated with commercial and construction management contracts. Trust in his expertise to navigate the complexities of construction law effectively.