Building and construction law is complex and constantly changing, and disputes over building contracts are common.

Before sign­ing on the dot­ted line, let us explain the impli­ca­tions and poten­tial risks which may arise from your build­ing con­tract.

And if you are already in a dis­pute, we can help you resolve it and move on with the job.

Whether you oper­ate a con­struc­tion com­pa­ny, are a com­mer­cial or res­i­den­tial builder, prop­er­ty devel­op­er or home own­er, we can offer expert advice for your cir­cum­stances includ­ing:

  • Con­tract advice

Pro­vid­ing advice on stan­dard form con­tracts, ten­der doc­u­men­ta­tion, con­tract risk man­age­ment and con­tract com­pli­ance.

  • Con­tract draft­ing

Draft­ing cus­tomised or ‘bespoke’ con­struc­tion con­tracts and amend­ments to stan­dard form build­ing con­tracts, includ­ing spe­cial con­di­tions.

  • Build­ing dis­pute res­o­lu­tion

Lit­i­ga­tion, arbi­tra­tion and medi­a­tion of com­mer­cial con­struc­tion and res­i­den­tial build­ing dis­putes, rep­re­sent­ing clients in State Courts and the NSW Civ­il and Admin­is­tra­tive Tri­bunal.

  • Secu­ri­ty of Pay­ments

Pro­vid­ing advice on the Build­ing and Con­struc­tion Indus­try Secu­ri­ty of Pay­ment Act, draft­ing pay­ment claims, pay­ment sched­ules, adju­di­ca­tion appli­ca­tions and adju­di­ca­tion respons­es.

  • Con­tract Admin­is­tra­tion

Prepar­ing con­tract admin­is­tra­tion doc­u­ments, con­tract claims and respons­es as well as pro­vid­ing advice on claims nego­ti­a­tion and debt recov­ery process­es.

  • Build­ing licens­ing and Home Build­ing Com­pen­sa­tion Fund mat­ters

Pro­vid­ing advice on build­ing licens­ing and Home Build­ing Com­pen­sa­tion Fund issues and com­pli­ance under the Home Build­ing Act.

Con­tact us for an oblig­a­tion-free chat about your Build­ing and Con­struc­tion law needs.

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At Dono­van Oates Han­naford you’ll find some­thing a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent. We may be a local firm with a long his­to­ry in the Hast­ings region, but the solu­tions we offer our clients draw on broad expe­ri­ence and lead­ing prac­tices of our larg­er met­ro­pol­i­tan counter parts.

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