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 in Lismore and its surrounding suburbs, including Goonellabah South – Chilcotts Grass, Lismore – Girards Hill, East Lismore, Rural South, and Goonellabah North. With a strong commitment to providing tailored legal advice, we understand the unique needs of the construction industry in this region. Our principal lawyer, John Dela Cruz, is a seasoned Security of Payment specialist, renowned for achieving notable successes in construction law. Choosing our firm grants you access to a legal expert devoted to personalised service, direct communication with the principal, and informed updates through modern technology. Our exceptional 4.9-star rating and positive client testimonials on our Google Business page attest to our unwavering dedication to client satisfaction.
What is Security of Payment?
The Security of Payment Act in New South Wales is the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (Act). This crucial legislation grants claimants the right and entitlement to demand, receive, and recover payment from parties who owe them money. It benefits contractors, developers, suppliers, and subcontractors by enabling them to claim progress payments for their completed works, goods, or services supplied. In the event of late or non-payment, the Act provides a defined process for claimants to follow. However, it is vital to be aware that the Act sets strict and short time frames that each party must adhere to, making timely action essential for successful payment recovery.
Security of Payment Act (NSW)
Our firm of specialised Security of Payment lawyer serving Lismore and its surrounding suburbs, including Goonellabah South – Chilcotts Grass, Lismore – Girards Hill, East Lismore, Rural South, and Goonellabah North, can assist you in recovering payment by leveraging the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (“Security of Payment Act”). We are well-versed in the intricacies of this legislation, ensuring you receive fair and timely payment for your construction work.
We excel at preparing valid payment claims and serving them on the parties obligated to make payment. Our meticulous approach helps maximise your chances of prompt and successful payment recovery.
After serving the payment claim, we guide you on what to anticipate and offer valuable insights to make informed decisions about the next steps in the process.
Our specialist lawyer will expertly handle the adjudication application process on your behalf and support you throughout the entire adjudication proceedings, protecting your interests at every stage.
Benefits of Our Services
We understand the challenges contractors face with underpayment, delayed payment, or non-payment for their construction work, and the complexities of collection processes through debt collection agencies or court claims. Our Security of Payment lawyer serving Lismore and its surrounding suburbs, including Goonellabah South – Chilcotts Grass, Lismore – Girards Hill, East Lismore, Rural South, and Goonellabah North, is here to help you swiftly, efficiently, and effectively recover the payment you deserve.
1. Time and Money Savings
2. Minimising Legal Risks
3. Ensuring Satisfaction
4. Successful Outcomes
Meet Our Principal Lawyer
Our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, is a highly experienced and qualified construction law expert, offering specialised services in Security of Payment and debt recovery for contractors and builders in the NSW construction industry.
With over 13 years of industry experience, John’s expertise in construction law is unparalleled. He has served as legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company and as a Government Solicitor, gaining valuable insights into the complexities of the construction sector. As the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW) and the founder of Small Builders Building Software, John’s influence extends beyond legal counsel, making him a prominent figure in the construction community.
John’s comprehensive knowledge of construction law allows him to skillfully draft and review various construction contracts, including residential, commercial, and subcontractor agreements. His extensive understanding of construction law across all Australian states enables him to address common legal issues concerning commercial and construction management contracts.
Get Legal Advice
Protecting your interests and navigating legal complexities in the construction industry necessitate expert legal advice. Our principal lawyer, John Dela Cruz, offers over 13 years of construction law experience, specialising in providing comprehensive and practical advice to homeowners, builders, and contractors in NSW.
We are dedicated to helping you enforce or defend your rights under the Security of Payment Act (NSW). Seeking expert legal advice early on can prevent potential legal disputes and safeguard your interests throughout the construction process.
Contact us today to schedule a legal consultation with John Dela Cruz and discover how our expert advice can assist you in ensuring a smooth and successful construction experience.
Secure Your Construction Projects in Lismore: Act Now
Getting paid promptly for your construction work in Lismore, Goonellabah South – Chilcotts Grass, Lismore – Girards Hill, East Lismore, Rural South, Goonellabah North, and surrounding areas requires expert guidance. Our law firm is dedicated to supporting contractors with specialised legal advice and representation. Take the first step towards receiving rightful payment by scheduling a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Contact us today to discover how we can assist you.