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Building and construction disputes are common, and we can help you get a fair result

We're experts in dispute resolution for the building and construction industry. Our team of lawyers has extensive experience handling construction industry disputes, from defects to contract disputes. Whether you're a builder, contractor, or owner, we can help you.

Get a fair result

We are expert negotiators, and we can help you get a good outcome.

Expertise you can rely on

We are experts at handling building and construction disputes, and we can help you get a resolution.

Get a resolution sooner

We work hard and use efficient processes to ensure your dispute gets resolved quickly.

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Get advice on building and construction disputes

Our lawyers specialise in dispute resolution, and we have a great deal of experience with every level of the building industry.

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How we handle building and construction disputes

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Tell us about the dispute in your case.

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We will advise you on your options and how best to proceed.

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We pursue your case with the relevant parties, usually through VCAT.

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We strive to deliver the best possible outcome for your case.

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How we handle building and construction disputes

Communication conversation
1

Tell us about the dispute in your case.

Balanced law scales
2

We will advise you on your options and how best to proceed.

Legal action
3

We pursue your case with the relevant parties, usually through VCAT.

Handshake
4

We strive to deliver the best possible outcome for your case.

How we handle building and construction disputes

Communication conversation
1

Tell us about the dispute in your case.

Balanced law scales
2

We will advise you on your options and how best to proceed.

Legal action
3

We pursue your case with the relevant parties, usually through VCAT.

Our building and construction team

Our lawyers who specialise in dispute resolution for the building and construction industry. We have handled hundreds of cases through VCAT, and we have handled these disputes from every side. We can help you get a fair result.

Leigh Nikolakis

Principal Lawyer

Nick Melios

Lawyer

Get advice on building and construction disputes.

Your lawyers for building and construction disputes

Built on experience

We handle hundreds of cases through VCAT every year. Whether you're a builder, contractor, or owner, we can help you get a fair result to your dispute.

Fast and efficient

We are efficient in everything we do because we know your time is valuable, and you want a speedy resolution. Our hard work and experience mean we can get you a resolution sooner.

Clear communication

The law can be very complex when it comes to the construction industry, but we are easy to understand. We will make sure you understand where you stand and give you clear, direct advice.

Free consultation

We provide a free consultation for all new clients. We will get an understanding of your dispute so we can give you advice on your options. You can find out where you stand before having to pay anything.

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Find out your options for building and construction disputes

Talk to our lawyers about your dispute and we can advise you on your options and represent you through the whole process.

(03) 9813 4290
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Your questions answered

Who can make a building and construction claim?

The owner and contractor (builder) can both make claims because they are the parties to the building contract.

Claims can be brought against architects, subcontractors, suppliers of building materials, and other parties relevant to the contract.

What types of disputes do you cover in claims?

For owners, we cover claims for breach of contract, defects in design and construction, non-completion, and slow to complete the works.

For builders, we cover claims for breach of contract, variations to the works or contract price, late payments, and disputes about interpretation of the building contract.

For disputes between head contractors and subcontractors, we cover claims about payment, poor workmanship, quality issues with the material the subcontractor has used, and non-payment or retention of any money and the retention not being paid.

Do you review building contracts?

We review building contracts when there is a dispute, typically this is after the agreement has been made. In general, we do not review building contracts before they are signed.

Can builders or subcontractors make a claim against an owner?

Yes, builders can make a claim against an owner for a variety of reason. Subcontractors can also make a claim against an owner to a limited extent.

How do you prove a building has defects?

We engage building experts to assess the defects, and provide a report on the severity of the defect and whether or not they are compliant with Australian Standards.

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