Building & Construction Law

Make better construction contracts, utilise Security of Payment laws, avoid foreseeable problems and resolve building disputes cost effectively

Get the edge over other parties you are contracting with.

Our Building & Construction Law Team includes 3 Accredited Specialists in Commercial Litigation. We have more Accredited Specialists in Commercial Litigation than 99% of law firms in NSW.

With most building disputes it is important to seek construction law advice from an experienced Building & Construction Lawyer as soon as it appears likely that a dispute will arise.

Our Specialist Construction Lawyers will help you make better contracts, utilise Security of Payment laws, avoid foreseeable problems and resolve disputes cost effectively.

Our Ned Mortensen is a Senior member of the Building and Construction Team and an adjudicator appointed by ABC Dispute Resolution Service for adjudication applications made pursuant to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999.

Ned is a co-authour of our popular Security of Payment Guide and has expert knowledge in Security of Payment Laws, specifically the Adjudication process and what adjudicators are looking for when making a determination.

Accredited Adjudicator

Building Disputes

We regularly advise clients and act in relation to Building Disputes including:

  • Adjudication Applications under the Security of Payment laws,
  • Enforcing statutory rights to payment of Payment Claims,
  • Breach of Contract claims,
  • Defective workmanship and breach of statutory warranties,
  • Delay and liquidated damages claims,
  • Disputes in relation to Residential Building Contracts, and
  • Recovery of unpaid Progress Claims and Retention Sums.

Please note strict time stipulations are often contained in building contracts or apply where the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act applies to the work.

Construction Contracts

The absence of a proper or complying building contract for Builders and Subcontractors can have serious adverse consequences on their ability to recover payment for works performed or costs associated with enforcing their rights.

We help clients understand and make effective Construction Contracts whatever the value of the construction project. For advice about a Construction Contract that you have been provided by another party call and speak to one of our Building & Construction Lawyers.

With our TradeSafe Contract solutions we make it easy for Subcontractors to implement standard form Quotations and effective Terms & Conditions of Trade. Our TradeSafe Contract solutions come with our Satisfaction Guarantee and will enable your business to:

  • Obtain security for payment of Progress Claims,
  • Avoid or reduce costs associated with disputes in connection with ambiguous or oral agreements,
  • Limit liability,
  • Recover legal costs associated with enforcement action, and
  • Enable your business to more easily serve valid Payment Claims under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.

Roberts Legal is well established amongst the top Building Dispute Law Firms that Newcastle and Sydney have to offer. They also service clients across Sydney, the Hunter and Central Coast regions as well as broader NSW.

If you have a construction dispute and need legal assistance or would simply like the opinion of a specialist Building & Construction Lawyer in relation to your matter, call 1300 553 343 now for a Free Case Evaluation.

Expert Construction Lawyers for Sydney & Newcastle

How We Help

Our Construction and Building Lawyers in Newcastle & Sydney have extensive experience advising and assisting Subcontractors, Head Contractors, Developers and Home Owners with commercial and residential construction law matters including:

  • Security of Payment Act advice and compliance,
  • the resolution of a wide variation of Building Disputes,
  • the preparation and negotiation of Construction Contracts (including contracts for large projects and infrastructure – David Vs Goliath), and
  • the implementation and enforcement of standard form Contracts and Terms and Conditions of Trade (see our TradeSafe Contract packages).

Security of Payment Guide

Don’t get caught out or miss the opportunity to use the Security of Payment Laws when you need them most. Strict time limits apply!

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Our Building & Construction Lawyers service Sydney, Newcastle and Central Coast

Do you have a current Dispute?

Call now for a Free Case Evaluation with Ned Mortensen, our expert Building & Construction lawyer and Accredited Adjudicator.