When you need a Gold Coast building dispute lawyer, we have lawyers experienced with all types of building and construction litigation, whether commercial or residential.
Building and contruction litigation can be difficult and costly particularly if the lawyer acting is unfamiliar with it. While parties will generally have a building contract, there are a number of other acts and instruments which can affect the rights of a party in a building dispute. These can include:
- Whether the contract (if it is for domestic building work) has been formed and complies with the Domestic Building Contracts Act;
- Whether the agreement between the parties complies with the unfair contracts legislation and the Australian Consumer Law;
- If the contract is a commercial contract, whether the entitlements under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act have been triggered.
Furthermore there are a number of strategies engaged in by parties experienced in building and construction litigation which can (if the appropriate measures are not taken) exploit weaknesses in contracts and the legislation. It is those weaknesses that often belatedly result in amendments to the relevant legislation or the introduction of new legislation such as the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017.
With the commercial lawyers at QBM Lawyers acting in the documentation of building and property development arrangements and arrangements between contractors and subcontractors, the building and construction lawyers at QBM Lawyers are well placed to quickly understand the consequences of a breach and the remedies available and to propose sensible and achievable means of resolving disputes.
Our litigation lawyers – including Justin Mathews a Gold Coast building dispute lawyer having specialist accreditation in commercial litigation – have extensive experience in building and construction litigation whether under contracts, through QCAT or tribunals in other jurisdictions, through the courts, or through arbitration.