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Construction Law

Bannermans has a team of experienced construction lawyers with a wide range of industry expertise from ‘in-house’ construction company legal services  through to the provision of trusted ‘private practice’ legal services.

Their specialist knowledge across residential and commercial sectors provides owners, developers, principals, contractors, subcontractors, and consultants with first class legal advice focused on cost effective and pragmatic solutions.

Specialist legal services include:

  • Contract risk assessment, preparation of contract etc
  • Project administration and regulatory advice
  • Construction claim management
  • Home Owners Warranty Claims
  • Security of Payment Claims and Responses
  • Advice on building management, and rectification solutions
  • Licensing and NSW Fair Trading regulatory compliance
Building contract advice
  • Advice on the appropriate standard form building contract to use
  • Advice on amendments required to building contracts
  • Negotiations with contactors to agree on amendments
  • Advice on whether the contractor holds appropriate and sufficient insurance
  • Advice on compliance with the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2021
Construction disputes
  • Dealing with the inevitable disputes that arise during the construction phase
  • Disputes regarding non-payment
  • Dispute regarding variations
  • Disputes regarding delays
  • Disputes regarding scope or quality of works
Construction documents
  • Tender preparation and advice
  • Front end contract advice
  • Adapting all manner of pro-forma construction documents as well as drafting customised construction documents to suit any project
  • Drafting supply agreements, sub-contractor agreements and consultancy agreements for construction projects
Design and Building Practitioners Act
  • Advice on whether works are required to comply with the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2021
  • Advice on whether works are exempt development, complying development or works requiring a development application
  • Compliance and non-compliance consequences
  • Advice on whether works are exempt from building works levy
Home owners warranty
  • Advice
  • Claims
  • Tribunal representation
Security of Payments
  • Making a progress payment claim
  • Responding to a progress payment claim
  • Determining by adjudication the amount of a disputed progress payment
  • Payment of a determined progress claim amount

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