Construction Lawyers

From principals to subcontractors and suppliers. We can assist you with your rights and obligations in the construction industry.

OpenLegal’s construction lawyers can assist you with any of your legal needs related to building and construction projects whether you are a principal, contractor, subcontractor, project or construction manager, or supplier. 

The construction industry is highly regulated in Australia by a number of common law and statutory obligations. 

A significant number of contract law issues arise in the construction industry. All legally enforceable contracts create legal rights and obligations. Our specialist lawyers can assist with contract drafting, review, negotiation and settlement to ensure your interests are protected and to mitigate your liability. Well-drafted and administered contracts will ensure the smooth-running of building and construction projects, helping minimise risk and costly disputes.

National Construction Code Compliance

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

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

A number of other legal issues 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 are able to give you high quality and cost-effective legal advice to protect your legal interests. 

Common services:

  • 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

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 on this page or calling us on 1300 337 997.