Construction Contracts Act Claims

As Perth construction lawyers we specialise in all building and construction dispute resolution and litigation matters. Our clients include all building and construction companies, engineering firms, mining services companies, property developers, contractors, subcontractors, civil contractors and suppliers in a variety of building and construction disputes.

For 25 years we have provided advice on all building contracts and sub-contracts and on building contract and sub-contracts disputes including payment claims, disputes over variations, Construction Contract Act claims, disputes over delays in building works and claims over defective works and appearances in all courts.

Our practice is located outside of the Perth CBD and because of this our hourly rates and fixed prices for commercial work and for litigation are 20% lower than the standard rates charged by most Perth law firms.  Our rates are extremely competitive compared to the rates charged by other commercial law firms. 

The Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA) provides a rapid process for resolving disputes under construction contracts.

If a payment dispute arises under a construction contract in Western Australia, any party to the construction contract can apply to have the dispute adjudicated.

Adjudication is a process where an independent adjudicator reviews the claim and makes a final determination that one party pays the other party money. 

Timing is very important with claims under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA) and there are strict time-frames that have to be followed.

We can prepare payment claims and applications for adjudication and we can also prepare responses to adjudication applications. We represent parties in adjudications and give all associated advice.

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