Building Dispute Lawyer – Adelaide

We are specialist construction lawyers who help builders, contractors, and homeowners in Adelaide resolve their legal matter.
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We are building dispute lawyers, and we help you
enforce your rights

Adelaide’s booming construction industry carries with it an increase in building disputes, which can be a pain to deal with.

This is exactly why we’re here.

Construction Lawyer Adelaide is a team of building dispute lawyers who are committed to helping clients find a favorable resolution to their dispute.

We deal with matters involving Building Disputes, Construction Contracts, and Security of Payment day in and day out. With over 10 years experience in Construction Law, you can be confident that you are getting the right legal
advice with Construction Lawyer Adelaide.

Building Disputes our Construction Lawyers can
help you with

Residential Building Disputes

This refers to domestic or home building - the construction of a new home, or the alteration or renovation of a dwelling, like updating a bathroom or kitchen. Our building dispute lawyer has extensive experience and knowledge in handling domestic building matters. You can be sure that we have handled a matter similar to yours

Non-Residential Building Disputes

Commercial Building Disputes happen when a consumer, contractor, subcontractor or other building industry professional has a complaint related to domestic or commercial building work. This can be about an unpaid debt, the performance of the work, the construction contract for the work, or a claim of negligence, nuisance or trespass other than a claim for personal injuries. The dispute may be between: a building owner and a building contractor two or more building contractors a building owner or a building contractor, and architects, engineers, surveyors, quantity surveyors, electricians or electrical contractors, or suppliers and manufacturers of materials used in the building work

Payment Disputes

Payment issues are rampant in the building and construction industry. These issues arise from delayed payments, short payments, and non-payments. Our specialist lawyers can help you recover the payment you’re owed, from preparing the payment claim, to adjudication and litigation. Our Adelaide lawyers have expertise on the South Australian Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 (often called the Security of Payment Act - the Act), under which you are able to claim the payment or debt you’re owed.

Contract Disputes

Construction contracts may also cause disputes by simply being vague or badly written. This could lead to misunderstandings and could greatly affect the building project. We deal with all kinds of building contracts such as domestic, Commercial, Lump Sum, and Cost Plus. We can review these contracts for you and advise you on how to administer your contract well.


Variations refers to any change made to the scope of works in a construction contract. Details may be added, substituted or omitted from the original scope of works. All variations must be in writing. However, there are times when builders do not follow the proper procedure, so when they ask to be paid more money, the clients or homeowners refuse to do so. In some cases, homeowners expect results that are beyond their budget. As a Construction Law expert, our building dispute lawyer knows how to navigate through such situations. We will go over your construction contract and see what can be done to rectify the situation.

Court Litigation

It is your right to have your building dispute heard by the courts, and have it resolved as quickly as possible. A building dispute lawyer can adequately represent you to protect and vindicate your rights.

Top 3 causes of building disputes we deal with

Poor workmanship,

Slow, incomplete,
abandoned work, delays

Overcharging and
improper variations


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