Construction & Building Disputes

Our team regularly helps property owners and construction industry professionals – from builders, tradies, sub-contractors through to architects and engineers or developers to quickly and effectively resolve their construction disputes with a focus on practical solutions.

Construction disputes require expertise with the construction industry. You’ll benefit from our thorough understanding of the Building Act, the Construction Contract Act, the Arbitration Act and the Building Code combined with our extensive experience  helping parties on all sides of the construction industry to obtain cost effective outcomes to their disputes.

We can provide advice and help you prepare for matters being heard by Building Disputes Tribunal, including adjudication proceedings under the Construction Contracts Act. We find that we can often quickly resolve construction disputes using the new adjudication process, particularly in relation to payment claims.

Where positive ongoing working relationships are required, our skilled negotiators can help ensure that the final resolution is workable for all parties.

We can help with:

  • Construction Contracts Act Adjudications
  • Arbitration
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Payment claims
  • Payment schedules
  • Contractual issues
  • Contractor disputes
  • Claims by and against sub-contractors
  • Disputes over variations claims
  • Enforcement of awards and judgments
  • Wrongful termination of construction contracts
  • Building defects claims
  • Drafting contracts for remedial works to defective buildings
  • Development delays
  • Liquidated damages and penalties