NSW 2009, Australia

100 Harris St, Pyrmont

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Security of Payment Lawyer Byron Bay: Get Paid Fast

Completing construction projects in Byron Bay and nearby suburbs like Lennox Head, Broken Head, Suffolk Park, Mullumbimby, and Bangalow can lead to payment delays and disputes. Our expert legal firm specialises in Security of Payment, ensuring fast and effective debt recovery, so you get paid on time.

About Our Law Firm

We boast more than 13 years of specialised expertise in debt recovery and the Security of Payment Act NSW, catering exclusively to builders and contractors in Byron Bay and its surrounding suburbs of Lennox Head, Broken Head, Suffolk Park, Mullumbimby, and Bangalow. Though not physically located in the area, our commitment to providing tailored legal advice remains unwavering. Led by the seasoned Security of Payment lawyer, John Dela Cruz, our firm has achieved notable successes in construction law. Expect personalised service, direct communication with the principal, and modern technology to keep you informed throughout your case. Our 4.9-star rating and glowing client testimonials on our Google Business page testify to our dedication to client satisfaction.

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What is Security of Payment?

The Security of Payment Act in New South Wales, specifically the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), grants contractors, developers, suppliers, and subcontractors the right to demand, receive, and recover payment from parties liable for the works carried out or goods and services supplied. This act allows claimants to claim progress payments and provides a clear process to follow in cases of late or non-payment. It’s crucial to acknowledge that the Act imposes strict and concise time frames that all parties involved must adhere to when engaging in the payment process.

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Our Services

Security of Payment Act (NSW)

We understand the importance of prompt payment. Our lawyer will prepare valid payment claims on your behalf and serve them on the relevant parties obligated to pay you, ensuring you have a strong basis for your claim.

Payment Claim

We prepare valid payment claims and serve them on those obliged to pay you at Chatswood and neighbouring areas. Our tailored approach ensures the claims are accurate and comply with the Act’s requirements.

Payment Schedule

After serving the payment claim, we will guide you through the process and inform you of what to expect. Our expert legal advice will help you make informed decisions about the next viable steps to take.


Should disputes arise, our specialist lawyer will skillfully assist you in lodging an adjudication application. We will provide comprehensive support throughout the entire adjudication proceedings to ensure your interests are protected.


If necessary, we are prepared to represent you in court. Our firm will help you file enforcement proceedings, providing strong legal representation to safeguard your rights and pursue fair resolutions.
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Benefits of Our Services

We recognize the challenges contractors face, with payments often delayed or left unpaid, resulting in costly and time-consuming collection processes. Our Security of Payment lawyer offers a quick, efficient, and effective solution to help contractors and builders recover the payments they are rightfully owed.

1. Time and Money Savings

With our expert review and advice, you can save both time and money by avoiding lengthy and costly litigation. Our streamlined approach ensures a swift resolution to your payment disputes.

2. Minimising Legal Risks

Leveraging our principal lawyer’s profound knowledge of construction law and vast experience in the NSW construction industry, we identify the best course of action to achieve optimal outcomes, minimising potential legal risks.

3. Ensuring Satisfaction

Our dedicated firm ensures that you receive the full amount owed to you, on time, enabling you to focus on your projects with peace of mind.

4. Successful Outcomes

Contracts Specialist boasts a proven track record of successful outcomes and satisfied clients. We take pride in providing top-notch debt recovery and Security of Payment services to builders and contractors, consistently achieving favourable results.

Meet Our Principal Lawyer

Our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, is a highly experienced and qualified construction law expert with over 13 years of dedicated service to the industry. With a specialisation in providing Security of Payment and debt recovery services to contractors and builders in the NSW construction sector, John brings a wealth of expertise to every case.

John’s extensive background in construction law includes serving as legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company and as a Government Solicitor. Notably, he has held the prestigious position of Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW) and is the founder of Small Builders Building Software.

John’s comprehensive knowledge encompasses drafting and reviewing various construction contracts, including residential, commercial, and subcontractor agreements. His profound understanding of construction law across all Australian states allows him to address common legal issues concerning commercial and construction management contracts expertly. With John Dela Cruz leading our firm, you can trust that your legal matters will be handled with the utmost professionalism and expertise.

Get Legal Advice

Protecting your interests and navigating legal complexities in the construction industry demands expert legal advice. With more than 13 years of experience in construction law, our principal lawyer, John Dela Cruz, specialises in offering comprehensive and practical guidance to homeowners, builders, and contractors across NSW.

Contracts Specialist is your trusted partner in enforcing or defending your rights under the Security of Payment Act (NSW). By seeking our expert legal advice early on, you can proactively mitigate potential legal issues and safeguard your interests. Reach out to us today to schedule a legal consultation and explore how our services can best assist you in your construction endeavours.

Secure Your Construction Projects in Byron Bay: Move Forward

Getting paid promptly for your construction work in Byron Bay and surrounding suburbs like Lennox Head, Broken Head, Suffolk Park, Mullumbimby, and Bangalow demands expert guidance. Our law firm is dedicated to supporting contractors in these areas with specialised legal advice and representation. Take the initial stride towards receiving your rightful payments swiftly by scheduling a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Contact us today to uncover how we can assist you.

Contact Information

To explore our debt recovery and Security of Payment services tailored for contractors and builders to Byron Bay, Lennox Head, Broken Head, Suffolk Park, Mullumbimby, Bangalow, and surrounding areas, or to schedule your free 15-minute consultation, please reach out through the following channels:

Phone: 02 8096 8576
Email: john@contractsspecialist.com.au

We take pride in serving clients in Byron Bay and its neighbouring suburbs. Whether you have inquiries, need a consultation booking, or require further information about our construction law services, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re ready to address your legal needs in these regions.

You can be confident that you are getting
the right legal advice.

Contracts Specialist is a Sydney-based construction law firm that deals with Building Disputes, Construction Contracts, Debt Recovery, and Security of Payment. With Contracts Specialist, you are ensured that you are in good hands.

Working hours

   • 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday
   • Phone until 18:00 hrs
   • Friday - 8:00-18:00

Our Address Location

   • 100 Harris St, Pyrmont, NSW 2009, Australia
   • You can contact us 24/7 for urgent matters
   • Email: john@contractsspecialist.com.au

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