About Our Law Firm
Contracts Specialist is a law firm specialising in construction litigation, with a deep understanding of the legal intricacies involved in NSW courts and tribunals. While we are not physically located in North Sydney, we exclusively serve residents of North Sydney and its surrounding suburbs, including Cremorne, Neutral Bay, Wollstonecraft, Crows Nest – St Leonards. Our commitment is to provide tailored legal advice and representation at the Fair Trading Office, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT), and all courts of competent jurisdiction in NSW. We leverage our expertise to ensure a favourable outcome for your legal matters.
What is Litigation?
Litigation is a formal legal process where the resolution of a dispute is determined by a judge and jury within a court setting. It serves as a method for resolving serious building disputes, particularly when initial negotiations have failed to yield a solution. Engaging in litigation can be both time-consuming and costly. Therefore, it’s crucial to either resolve the dispute expediently or be well-prepared to defend your claims and enforce your rights in court. This approach is especially relevant for residents of North Sydney and the surrounding suburbs, where construction disputes can become complex and require expert legal intervention.
When to Seek Litigation
Resorting to litigation should be considered a last resort after all other avenues for dispute resolution have been exhausted. Prior to initiating court proceedings, it’s advisable to have first explored alternative methods such as negotiation, mediation, conciliation, and proceedings at the Fair Trading Office and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). If your dispute remains unresolved despite these efforts, especially in the context of North Sydney and its surrounding suburbs like Cremorne, Neutral Bay, Wollstonecraft, Crows Nest – St Leonards, then litigation becomes a viable next course of action.
At Contracts Specialist, we offer comprehensive legal services in construction litigation, representing clients in all tribunals and courts of competent jurisdiction in NSW, including North Sydney and its surrounding suburbs.
Building Dispute Lawyer
Building disputes can lead to stress and financial loss. Our building dispute lawyers are adept at resolving construction disagreements between various parties. When conflicts can’t be resolved through negotiation or mediation, litigation becomes a viable option.
The Litigation Process
- Initial Client Consultation: This is the case investigation stage where the matter is thoroughly reviewed to decide whether to file or defend a lawsuit.
- Pleadings: Our principal construction litigation lawyer, John Dela Cruz, reviews all relevant documents and laws to draft the necessary pleadings.
- Experts and Discovery: We consult experts from various fields like structural engineering and architecture. Discovery procedures allow both parties to exchange information.
- Pre-trial Review: The court assesses if the case is ready for trial, ensuring compliance with previous orders and witness availability.
- The Trial: This stage includes witness testimonies, cross-examinations, and persuasive arguments based on evidence.
- Settlement and Appeal: Settlement can occur at any stage, and appeals are considered if the trial outcome is not favourable.
Our aim is to provide tailored solutions to residents of North Sydney and its surrounding areas, ensuring the best possible outcome for your legal situation.
Meet Our Litigation Lawyer
At Contracts Specialist, our lead Litigation Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, boasts over 13 years of specialised experience in construction law. He is adept at all facets of legal work, including mediation, adjudication, and litigation, and serves residents of North Sydney and its surrounding suburbs. John has a rich background in the field, having served as legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company and as a Government Solicitor. His expertise extends to reviewing, drafting, and negotiating construction contracts, as well as providing expert advice on risk management and insurance issues. John is committed to delivering tailored legal solutions to meet your specific needs.
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While Contracts Specialists may not be physically located in North Sydney or its surrounding suburbs, we are fully equipped to legally serve residents in these areas. We offer specialised advice and representation in construction law matters, ensuring you receive the right guidance. Reach out to us to collaboratively work towards resolving your construction and building disputes effectively.