Contract and Construction

  • Has the BSA or Department of Fair Trading issued you a Direction to Rectify and with which you disagree?
  • Has your client simply failed to pay outstanding monies due to alleged defects in your works?
  • Do you need a Building Report or Scope of Work prepared to resolve a dispute?
  • Have you discussed the matter with your solicitor who fails to understand contractual and construction matters?
  • Are you unaware of your obligations under provisions of the Building Code of Australia; Building Act; Australian Standards; and the Domestic Building Contracts Act?
  • Do you not understand the scope of and response of your Contract Works insurance policies?

If you answered "Yes" to any of the above questions, you need to consult us for assistance.

Contractual and construction disputes are a minefield of problems for both a contractor and their client.



Our understanding of contractual law and the statutory legislation binding the parties allows us to resolve the vast majority of such disputes in a timely manner.

Our expertise covers a wide range of disciplines advantageous to the resolution of such matters.

The expertise of our building division extends, but is not limited to the following:-

  • Expert Building Reports for use in litigation or tribunal proceedings (CCT)
  • Mediation
  • Assistance with the correct completion of contract documents
  • Dilapidation Surveys
  • Insurance policy review and explanation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Asbestos audits
  • Glazing audits
  • Dangerous Goods audits
  • Workplace Health and Safety audits
  • Energy Rating
  • Completed Building Inspections

Should the matter require the involvement of a lawyer, we have an affiliation with a number of specialist building and contract legal advisers.