Construction Lawyer

From principals to subcontractors and suppliers. Discuss your needs with an experienced building and construction lawyer today.

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Experienced Construction Lawyers

OpenLegal’s construction lawyers can assist you with legal matters regarding building and construction projects. Whether you are a principal, contractor, subcontractor, project or construction manager, or supplier, our team will help you understand your position and provide the support you need to reach the best possible result. 

The construction industry is highly regulated in Australia by a number of common law and statutory obligations. Our specialist construction lawyers can assist with contract drafting, review, disputes, negotiation and settlement to ensure your interests are protected and any liability is mitigated. Well-drafted and administered contracts will ensure the smooth-running of building and construction projects, helping minimise risk and costly disputes.

Business and Construction Law Done Differently

OpenLegal is committed to redesigning the way legal services are delivered. By combining years of legal experience with a team of passionate and committed lawyers, we can give you the support you need to achieve great outcomes. We aim to take the confusion out of law, with our team of lawyers working closely with you to ensure you know where you stand in your matter. And with transparent services, clear communication channels, and fixed-fee pricing, you can get the service you need with confidence. Discuss your needs with our team today.

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National Construction Code Compliance

We can assist you in understanding and complying with the National Construction Code which sets minimum standards for the construction industry throughout Australia.

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Payment Issues, including Security of Payment Compliance

In the construction industry, contractors have the right to progress payments detailed in Security of Payment legislation. We can assist in making and responding to progress payment claims. We can also assist you with legal issues arising out of the Contractors Debt Act.

Employment & WHS Issues

There are several other legal matters that can arise in the construction industry, such as Work Health and Safety, Australian Consumer Law, Disability Access to Buildings Standards and Environment Protection. Whatever your legal concerns in the construction industry, the OpenLegal team is able to give you high quality and cost-effective legal advice to protect your legal interests.

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General Services

We also offer a range of general legal services that are tailored to the construction sector. Whether you’re a property owner, builder, contractor, property developer, engineer, architect, or simply need someone to represent you in a construction law matter, you can put your trust in the team at OpenLegal.

Drafting letters of intent and letters of appointment

Drafting, reviewing and negotiating construction contracts, including early works contracts

Dealing with contract disputes 

Security of Payment claims and responding to claims

Debt recovery in the construction industry

Work Health and Safety compliance 

Complying with the National Construction Code 

Property transactions 

Insurance claims and disputes

Home Building Act advice and compliance

AS4000 and AS 2124 contracts 

Talk to a Construction Lawyer Today

If you require assistance with any of the listed services or other legal concerns, please get in touch with our construction lawyers by completing the form above or calling us on 1300 337 997.

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