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Construction Law Dispute Division

Construction & Building Law Dispute Resolution Experts

SSMITH & ASSOCIATES are construction & building law experts. Be it resolution of disputes with state significance (we have had carriage of resolving claims on the Commonwealth Games Village), civil or residential dispute resolution; our construction law expert Mr Stephen Smith is a leading construction lawyer.

Did you know that one of our people was the key legal adviser on the development of the Building Act in Victoria and the Part 4 Reforms of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act NSW? We have also been engaged by state governments and federal bodies to advise on the establishment of building regulation.

SSMITH & ASSOCIATES LAWYERS’ SERVICES

Construction Dispute Resolution & Negotiation

• Defective building work claims
• Construction dispute resolution in prolongation, disruption, delay and liquidated damages claims
• Dispute resolution in construction variation claims
• Building practitioner professional liability claims
• Multi unit development construction claims
• High end civil and commercial dispute resolution
• Home warranty claims
• Security for payment claims
• Protection works disputes and protection works insurance disputes
• Adjoining owner disputes
• Mediation
• Expert determination
• Water Act and water leaking claims
• Water damage claims
• Domestic building disputes
• Housing and home owner disputes
• Apartment disputes

Construction & Practitioner Advocacy

• VCAT, CTTT, ADT and LES appearances
• Building Practitioners Board and Building Professional Board advocacy
• Building Appeals Board advocacy
• Building practitioner defence representation
• Building practitioner advocacy in professional conduct inquiries and court proceedings
• Protection works disputes
• Building surveyor decisions

Domestic / Building Defects and CTTT/VCAT Disputes

• Domestic Building Contracts Act and Home Building Act advice and dispute resolution
• Resolution of domestic building disputes
• Body corporate and residents associations advice and dispute resolution
• Advice and dispute resolution on property and adjoining owner damage claims (including water damage and building protection works)

Local Government Liability Advice and Representation

• Building regulatory compliance
• Coroners inquests
• Environmental/planning approval dispute resolution

Insurance Claims

• Insurance claims advice and dispute resolution
• Auditing and drafting insurance policies

Building Work Place Accidents, Work Cover & OH&S

• Resolution of work cover claims
• OH&S defence representation
• Defending OH&S prosecutions
Contact: Mr Stephen Smith