About Our Law Firm
At our law firm, we bring over 13 years of specialised expertise in debt recovery and the Security of Payment Act NSW to builders and contractors from Albury and surrounding suburbs, including Thurgoona Growth area, Lavington, East Albury, and North Albury. Our commitment to providing tailored legal advice ensures that we understand the unique needs of construction industry professionals. While our principal lawyer John Dela Cruz, is not physically located in this area, he is dedicated to serving Albury’s builders and contractors remotely. As a seasoned Security of Payment lawyer, He have achieved notable successes in construction law. Choosing our firm means access to a team of legal experts, personalised service, direct communication, 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 demonstrate our unwavering dedication to client satisfaction.
What is Security of Payment?
The Security of Payment Act in New South Wales (NSW) is the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999. This law grants claimants the right to demand, receive, and recover payment from those responsible for making payments. Contractors, developers, suppliers, and subcontractors benefit from this Act as it allows them to claim progress payments for their completed works or supplied goods and services. In cases of late or non-payment, the Act provides a specific process for claimants to follow. It is crucial to know that the Act imposes strict and short time frames that all parties must adhere to for the payment process.
Security of Payment Act (NSW)
We excel at preparing valid payment claims and serving them to the obligated parties on your behalf. Our expertise ensures that your payment claims adhere to the Act’s requirements, maximising your chances of prompt payment.
After serving the payment claim, we guide you on what to anticipate and provide insights for informed decision-making on the best action. Our team helps you navigate through the process of receiving a payment schedule.
Should disputes arise, our specialist lawyers will assist you in lodging an adjudication application and provide comprehensive support throughout the adjudication proceedings.
When alternative dispute resolution methods prove ineffective, we offer guidance in filing enforcement proceedings in court. Our legal team ensures your interests are well-represented in the litigation process.
Benefits of Our Services
1. Time and Money Savings
We understand that construction work can lead to underpaid, delayed, or unpaid contractors, necessitating complex and expensive debt collection procedures. Our Security of Payment lawyers provide a quick, efficient, and effective way for contractors and builders to recover owed payments.
2. Minimising Legal Risks
With our principal lawyer’s extensive knowledge of construction law and experience in the NSW construction industry, we identify the best course of action for optimal outcomes, minimising legal risks for our clients.
3. Ensuring Satisfaction
Our legal team ensures you receive the payment you’re owed promptly and precisely, providing peace of mind and satisfaction.
4. Successful Outcomes
Our law firm boasts a track record of successful outcomes and satisfied clients. We have successfully assisted numerous builders and contractors with debt recovery and Security of Payment services, and we take pride in our consistently positive results.
Meet Our Principal Lawyer
At Contracts Specialist, our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, is a highly experienced and qualified construction law expert with over 13 years of industry experience.
John specialises in providing Security of Payment and debt recovery services to contractors and builders in the NSW construction industry. With a rich background in construction law, John has served as legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company and as a Government Solicitor. He is also the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW) and the founder of Small Builders Building Software.
John’s expertise in construction law is extensive, encompassing the drafting and reviewing of various construction contracts, including residential, commercial, and subcontractor agreements. His knowledge spans all Australian states, allowing him to address common legal issues related to commercial and construction management contracts.
Get Legal Advice
Protecting your interests and avoiding legal disputes in the construction industry requires expert legal advice. Our principal lawyer, John Dela Cruz, possesses over 13 years of experience in construction law, specialising in offering comprehensive and practical advice to homeowners, builders, and contractors in NSW.
Contracts Specialist helps you enforce or defend your rights under the Security of Payment Act (NSW).
By seeking expert legal advice early on, you can proactively avoid potential legal issues and safeguard your interests. Contact us today to schedule a legal consultation and learn more about how we can assist you. Our team is here to provide the guidance and support you need to navigate the complexities of the construction industry and protect your rights and financial well-being.
Secure Your Construction Projects for Albury: Step Forward
Getting paid on time for construction work rendered or materials supplied in Albury, Thurgoona Growth area, Lavington, East Albury, and North Albury requires expertise and guidance. Our law firm is committed to supporting contractors in these areas with expert legal advice and representation. Take the first step towards getting paid what you’re owed, fast, by scheduling a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Contact us today to discover how we can assist you.