About Our Law Firm
At Contracts Specialist Solicitors and Attorneys, we specialise in providing legal services to homeowners in Leeton and the surrounding suburbs of Binya, Cudgel, Gogeldrie, Merungle Hill, Murrami, Narrandera, Stanbridge, Yanco. Our expertise in NCAT representation in NSW, particularly in building disputes, sets us apart. We offer a range of legal services tailored to the specific needs of each client, including legal representation, advice, document preparation, dispute resolution, and referral to building experts. Our commitment to providing tailored legal advice to homeowners in Leeton and nearby areas ensures that you receive the guidance and expertise needed to make informed decisions about your legal matter.
What is NCAT?
NCAT, or the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal, is a statutory body that serves as a forum for resolving a wide array of disputes, including those related to building and construction. Established under the Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013, NCAT is divided into various divisions, such as the Consumer and Commercial Division, which handles building and construction disputes.
This division is responsible for hearing matters related to both residential and commercial building disputes, including issues over incomplete or defective work, non-payment of money, variations, and breaches of contract. NCAT’s jurisdiction for building disputes stems from the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW).
NCAT’s mission is to resolve disputes quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively, avoiding the need for a lengthy and expensive court process. It encourages parties to find resolutions through mediation or conciliation, but if an agreement cannot be reached, NCAT has the authority to make binding orders.
As an accessible and user-friendly tribunal, NCAT provides various services to assist parties in navigating the dispute resolution process. This includes offering information and guidance on required procedures and forms, as well as support with dispute resolution methods like mediation or conciliation. For homeowners in Leeton and surrounding areas, NCAT represents an affordable and accessible avenue for justice.
NCAT Legal Services We Offer
As a specialised construction lawyer with extensive experience in NCAT matters, we offer a range of legal services to assist homeowners in Leeton and surrounding areas in resolving their building disputes. While there is no physical NCAT location in Leeton, our construction disputes lawyer can assist homeowners in online audio-visual NCAT proceedings. Here’s how we can help:
We offer legal advice on your building dispute, advising on the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and guiding you through NCAT’s legal procedures and requirements.
We can help resolve your building dispute through alternative processes like mediation or conciliation, saving you time and expense.
Referral to Building Experts
Directions and Final Hearing
During directions hearings, we can prepare all required documents with precision and represent you with a commitment to upholding your rights. In the final hearing, we handle evidence, witnesses, and examinations.
Why Hire an NCAT Lawyer
1. NCAT Advice and Assurance
2. Expertise in Building and Construction Law
3. Legal Representation
5. Evidence and Documentation
6. Procedural Knowledge
Meet Our Principal Lawyer
Contracts Specialist is led by John Dela Cruz, a building and construction lawyer with over a decade of experience in advising and representing homeowners in NCAT matters, particularly in building disputes. John has dedicated his career to helping clients resolve complex legal issues related to building and construction projects.
Throughout his career, he has represented clients in a wide range of disputes, from defects and incomplete works to variations, quantum meruit, suspension of works, termination of contracts, repudiation, and other common building law and contractual disputes. His experience covers both the consumer and commercial divisions of NCAT, as well as the appeals panel.
While he is based in Sydney, he offers his services to homeowners across New South Wales who require legal advice or representation in NCAT proceedings. He understands that building disputes can be stressful and overwhelming, and he is committed to providing practical and effective legal solutions tailored to each client’s unique needs.
Over the years, he has developed an extensive network of experienced building expert witnesses who he is able to refer to assist with building disputes. He has developed strong relationships with these experts, and they have proven to be valuable in helping build strong cases for clients.
He has a comprehensive understanding of the working procedures and administration of the NCAT, NCAT registry, and hearings. This knowledge enables him to provide informed and strategic advice to clients, helping them achieve the best possible outcome for their building dispute.
Get Legal Advice
Resolving a building dispute for Leeton and surrounding areas can be complex and challenging, but with the help of an experienced NCAT lawyer, you can achieve the best possible outcome. At Contracts Specialist Solicitors and Attorneys, we specialise in providing legal services to homeowners in NCAT matters, particularly in building disputes.
Whether you require legal representation or advice, we are committed to offering the highest quality of legal services. Our extensive experience in representing clients in building disputes and deep understanding of NCAT’s legal procedures ensures that you receive the support and guidance needed throughout the legal process.
If you require the services of an NCAT lawyer for Leeton or nearby suburbs, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are dedicated to helping you achieve the best outcome in your building dispute, providing support and guidance tailored to your unique needs.
By seeking expert legal advice early on, you can avoid complex legal issues and protect your interests. Contact us today to schedule a legal consultation and learn more about how we can assist you.
Resolve Your Home Building Dispute Swiftly and Successfully: Take the Next Step for Leeton and Surrounding Areas
Our legal services are tailored to the specific needs of clients for Leeton, Binya, Cudgel, Gogeldrie, Merungle Hill, Murrami, Narrandera, Stanbridge, Yanco, and surrounding areas. We understand that building disputes can be complex and stressful, and we are committed to providing guidance and support for efficient and cost-effective resolution.
While anyone can apply to NCAT and attend a hearing without legal representation, having legal representation may ensure the best possible outcome. Leave of the Tribunal may be required in certain circumstances, such as complex legal issues or if the other party has legal representation.
If you’re unsure about needing legal representation for your NCAT building dispute, it’s best to seek legal advice. As an experienced NCAT lawyer, I can guide you in making informed decisions.
If you require legal representation or advice for your building dispute in NCAT, please don’t hesitate to contact me. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of legal services for homeowners, builders, and contractors for Leeton and nearby suburbs. We are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome in your dispute.