Our disputes team have significant experience in handling disputes that relate to investors, financiers, builders, real estate agents, landlords, tenants, contractors and other service providers.
What are the most common building and construction disputes?
Building and construction disputes can arise from various issues throughout a project’s lifecycle.
Our team, which includes a number of accredited specialists, have broad experience in legal disputes at all levels, from VCAT, the Magistrates’ Court, County Court, Supreme Court and the Federal Court. They often advise clients on:
- Contractual disputes - including breaches of contract, termination and scope of work disputes.
- Payment disputes - such as contractors or subcontractors not receiving payment for work performed or unacceptable delays in payment.
- Project delays - including disagreements about project timelines and completion dates.
- Defective work or non-conformance - which involves claims related to the quality of work and construction defects, or whether the completed work meets specified standards and requirements.
- Changes in scope - such as disagreements surrounding change orders or compensation for additional work not initially outlined in the contract.
- Regulatory disputes - which relate to compliance with building codes and regulations or the issues associated with obtaining necessary permits for construction.
- Insurance disputes - including those regarding coverage for construction-related risks and disagreements over who is responsible for specific liabilities.
You can be assured that you will be well represented and, with a focus on alternative dispute resolution, we will find the right path, and right result, for you.