About Our Law Firm
Contracts Specialist stands as a beacon of legal recourse for Mudgee, Gulgong, Kandos, and Rylstone residents engulfed in building disputes. Though not based in these areas, our profound understanding of NSW’s legal landscape, especially in construction litigation, empowers us to navigate you through intricate proceedings at Fair Trading, NCAT, or any NSW courts, delivering solutions meticulously crafted for your predicament.
What is Litigation?
Litigation entails resolving severe building disputes in court, where outcomes hinge on judges and juries. When amicable negotiations crumble, litigation provides a formal avenue for justice. However, it demands both time and financial resources, necessitating swift resolutions or readiness to staunchly defend your rights and claims.
When to Seek Litigation
Litigation should be your final recourse. It’s prudent to exhaust all preliminary dispute resolution avenues — negotiation, mediation, conciliation, Fair Trading proceedings, or NCAT tribunal hearings — before proceeding to court. If these measures fail to yield resolution, litigation becomes a necessary step to enforce your rights.
Building Dispute Lawyer
Building disputes not only trigger stress but also financial strain. Immediate resolution is crucial to prevent escalation. Our lawyers specialise in construction disagreements, stepping in when parties can’t resolve issues independently. If conflicts persist, litigation becomes an inevitable path.
The Litigation Process
Initial Client Consultation
Every case begins with an in-depth consultation, allowing our lawyers to scrutinise the specifics and decide on filing or defending a lawsuit.
Our principal lawyer, John Dela Cruz, utilises his extensive experience in diverse building disputes to craft strategic pleadings, ensuring clients’ positions are robustly presented.
Experts and Discovery
We engage experts from various construction-related fields for their invaluable insights, followed by a discovery stage where parties exchange information, pre-empting potential issues.
Pre-trial reviews involve court assessments of case readiness, compliance with prior orders, witness availability, and trial duration estimates. This stage sets the stage for a streamlined court process.
Trials encompass witness testimonies, evidence-based arguments, and rigorous cross-examinations, all handled with utmost professionalism by our legal team.
Settlement and Appeal
Settlements can transpire at any dispute resolution stage. If trial outcomes don’t favour our clients, we’re equipped to navigate the appeals process, always seeking the most favourable outcome.