About Our Law Firm
What is Litigation?
Litigation encompasses the legal proceedings initiated when amicable resolutions falter, necessitating a court’s intervention. Predominantly pertinent for grave building disputes, litigation involves a judge and jury determining the outcome. It’s a path that demands both financial and time investment, underscoring the importance of swift dispute resolution or readiness to staunchly defend one’s claims and rights within this formal arena.
When to Seek Litigation
Building Dispute Lawyer
Building disputes can escalate to significant stress and financial loss. Immediate resolution is crucial to prevent further complications. Our building dispute lawyers specialise in resolving construction disagreements, stepping in when parties are unable to reach a consensus, potentially leading to litigation.
The Litigation Process
Initial Client Consultation: Also known as the case investigation stage, this initial phase involves a thorough review of the case by the construction litigation lawyer to determine the viability of filing or defending a lawsuit.
Pleadings: Our principal construction litigation lawyer, John Dela Cruz, applies his extensive experience with various strata and building disputes to review pertinent documents, laws, and jurisprudence, crafting the necessary pleadings and papers.
Experts and Discovery: This phase involves gathering statements from experts in fields relevant to the case, such as structural engineering or architecture, followed by a discovery process where parties exchange information to forestall future disputes.
Pre-trial: A brief court session ensures both parties are prepared for trial, with compliance checks and confirmations regarding witness availability and trial time estimations.
The Trial: This stage encompasses witness testimonies, evidence-based arguments, cross-examinations, and more, all orchestrated to present a compelling case.
Settlement and Appeal: Settlement discussions can transpire at any stage, while appeals are considered if trial outcomes are unfavourable.
We represent clients across all tribunals and courts within NSW, ensuring comprehensive legal support at every step.
Meet Our Litigation Lawyer
Leading the helm at Contracts Specialist is John Dela Cruz, a seasoned construction law connoisseur with a 13-year track record. His profound expertise spans construction contract scrutiny and counsel, fortified by his roles as legal advisor for a prominent construction entity, Government Solicitor, and past Divisional President at the Master Builders Association (NSW).