About Our Law Firm
At our law firm, we boast over 13 years of specialised expertise in debt recovery and the Security of Payment Act in NSW. While we may not be physically located in Coffs Harbour, our commitment lies in providing top-notch legal advice to builders and contractors in Coffs Harbour and its surrounding suburbs. Led by the seasoned Security of Payment lawyer, John Dela Cruz, our team has achieved remarkable successes in construction law. Our tailored approach ensures that we understand the unique needs of builders and contractors in the industry. With direct communication, personalised service, and the use of modern technology, we keep our clients informed throughout their cases. Our exceptional 4.9-star rating and positive testimonials on Google Business showcase our dedication to client satisfaction.
What is Security of Payment?
The Security of Payment Act, specifically the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), grants claimants the right and entitlement to demand, receive, and recover payment from the party liable for payment. This legislation empowers contractors, developers, suppliers, and subcontractors to claim progress payments for their provided works, goods, or services. In the event of delayed or non-payment, the Act offers a structured process for claimants to follow. However, it’s crucial to understand that the Act imposes strict and tight time frames that all involved parties must adhere to in order to facilitate a smooth payment process.
Security of Payment Act (NSW)
We take the burden off your shoulders by preparing valid payment claims and serving them on the relevant parties responsible for payment.
Understanding what comes next after serving a payment claim is crucial. Our expert team will guide you through the process and help you make informed decisions about the best course of action.
In case of payment disputes, our specialist lawyers will assist you in lodging an adjudication application and provide full support throughout the entire adjudication proceedings.
Benefits of Our Services
1. Time and Money Savings
2. Minimising Legal Risks
3. Ensuring Satisfaction
4. Successful Outcomes
Meet Our Principal Lawyer
Allow us to introduce John Dela Cruz, our esteemed Principal Lawyer at Contracts Specialist. With over 13 years of profound experience in the construction industry, John is a highly qualified expert in construction law. Specialising in Security of Payment and debt recovery, he caters to the needs of contractors and builders in the NSW construction sector.
John’s career journey includes serving as legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company and as a Government Solicitor. He has also been the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW) and founded Small Builders Building Software.
His vast expertise covers drafting and reviewing all types of construction contracts, including residential, commercial, and subcontractor agreements. Moreover, John’s extensive knowledge extends across every Australian state, making him proficient in addressing various legal issues concerning commercial and construction management contracts.
Get Legal Advice
In the complex world of the construction industry, safeguarding your interests and preventing legal disputes requires expert guidance. Our principal lawyer, John Dela Cruz, is a distinguished authority in construction law, with over 13 years of experience. Specialising in offering comprehensive and pragmatic advice, he caters to the needs of homeowners, builders, and contractors in NSW.
At Contracts Specialist, we empower you to enforce or defend your rights under the Security of Payment Act (NSW). Early access to expert legal advice can preempt potential issues and secure your interests. Contact us today to schedule a legal consultation and explore how we can support you through every step of the process.
Safeguard Your Construction Projects: Step Forward
Ensuring timely payment for your construction work in Coffs Harbour, Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour (West), Coffs Harbour (Central), Coffs Harbour (Central North), Boambee East, Koroa – Sapphire Beach, Sandy Beach-Emerald Beach demands expert guidance. Our law firm is dedicated to assisting contractors in these areas with legal advice and representation. Begin your journey to getting paid what you deserve by booking a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Reach out today and discover how we can support you.