About Our Law Firm
At Contracts Specialist, we bring over 13 years of specialised expertise in debt recovery and the Security of Payment Act NSW to builders and contractors in Cessnock and surrounding suburbs, including Kearsley, Nulkaba, Branxton, Greta, North Rothbury, Neath, Abermain, and Weston. Our commitment to providing tailored legal advice ensures that we understand the unique needs of the construction industry in this region. While our principal attorney, John Dela Cruz, is not physically located in Cessnock, his reputation as a seasoned Security of Payment lawyer precedes him. When you choose our firm, you gain access to a team of legal experts dedicated to personalised service, direct communication with the principal, and the use of modern technology to keep you informed throughout your case. Our exceptional 4.9-star rating and positive client testimonials on our Google Business page attest to our unwavering dedication to client satisfaction. Let us help you navigate the complexities of Security of Payment and ensure you get paid fast.
What is Security of Payment?
The Security of Payment Act, also known as the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), is a crucial law that grants claimants the right and entitlement to demand, receive, and recover payment from the party responsible for the cost. This Act is a lifeline for contractors, developers, suppliers, and subcontractors, allowing them to claim progress payments for their completed works or provided goods and services. In the event of delayed or non-payment, the Act provides a structured process for claimants to follow. It is essential to understand that the Act imposes strict and short time frames that each party must adhere to, making prompt action necessary to secure payments.
Our specialist lawyers will guide you through the adjudication process, helping you lodge an adjudication application and providing unwavering support throughout the proceedings.
If you decide to pursue enforcement proceedings in court, our team will be with you every step of the way. Rely on our expertise to represent your interests effectively in court.
Benefits of Our Services
1. Time and Money Savings
We understand that doing construction work in Cessnock and surrounding suburbs can lead to payment challenges, leaving contractors underpaid, unpaid, or facing delays. Our expert Security of Payment lawyers offer a solution that saves you time and money. By reviewing and advising on your matter, we help you avoid costly litigation, ensuring a swift and efficient recovery process.
2. Minimising Legal Risks
3. Ensuring Satisfaction
4. Successful Outcomes
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 specialised experience in the industry. With a primary focus on providing top-notch Security of Payment and debt recovery services, John is a trusted advisor to contractors and builders in the NSW construction industry.
John’s impressive background includes serving as legal counsel for a prominent Dow 30 construction company and holding the esteemed position of Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW). Additionally, he is the founder of Small Builders Building Software.
With a comprehensive understanding of all types of construction contracts, including residential, commercial, and subcontractor agreements, John is well-equipped to handle various legal matters. His profound knowledge of construction law in every Australian state allows him to adeptly address common issues related to commercial and construction management contracts.
When you entrust your legal needs to John Dela Cruz, you can have peace of mind knowing that your rights will be safeguarded, and your payment will be secured in the complex landscape of construction law.
Get Legal Advice
When protecting your interests and avoiding legal disputes in the construction industry, expert legal advice is paramount. Our principal lawyer, John Dela Cruz, is your trusted ally, boasting over 13 years of specialised experience in construction law. With a focus on homeowners, builders, and contractors in NSW, John provides comprehensive and practical advice to navigate the industry’s complexities.
At Contracts Specialist, we are here to help you enforce or defend your rights under the Security of Payment Act (NSW). By seeking our expert legal advice early on, you can proactively avoid potential legal pitfalls and safeguard your interests. Reach out to us today to schedule a legal consultation and discover how we can assist you in securing your rightful payments.
Safeguard Your Construction Projects for Cessnock: Move Forward
Ensuring timely payment for your construction work or supplied materials in Cessnock and its surrounding suburbs, including Kearsley, Nulkaba, Branxton, Greta, North Rothbury, Neath, Abermain, and Weston, demands expertise and guidance. Our law firm is dedicated to assisting contractors in these areas with expert legal advice and representation. Take the initial step towards securing your rightful payments promptly by scheduling a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Contact us today to explore how we can support you.