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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, LL.B., B.Ec. (Monash) 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.


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

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