Building and construction law is about helping people in the construction industry do business more effectively. Industry participants need to be able to understand the relevant commercial and legal issues, negotiate sound contracts and find workable commercial solutions to any disputes they may face.
The building contract is the key document in any building and construction project. Once signed, the contract often goes in the bottom drawer and only comes out when things go wrong, but most building contracts impose restrictions, including time limits, on raising and dealing with issues, leading to serious consequences if the right action isn't taken in time.
Whether you are a builder, sub-contractor or principal, access to timely and practical advice when problems emerge is crucial to preserving your rights and putting you in the best position to achieve a favourable and workable solution.
Clients can rely on our expertise, strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities to help them successfully navigate the often complex world of building and construction law.
Focus areas include:
payment claims – contract, security of payment legislation and quantum meruit
security of payment adjudications
general building and construction disputes and claims
home building disputes
statutory warranty and other claims relating to defective building work