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Construction Dispute Resolution Lawyers NSW

SSMITH & ASSOCIATES are construction law experts. Be it resolution of disputes with state significance, civil, commercial or residential dispute resolution; our construction law expert Mr Stephen Smith is a leader in his field.

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 law 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
  • Adjudication representation for 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
  • Residential disputes
  • Housing and home owner disputes
  • Apartment disputes

Construction & Practitioner Advocacy

  • Tribunal appearances
  • Practitioners advocacy
  • Building practitioner defence representation
  • Building practitioner advocacy in professional conduct inquiries and court proceedings
  • Building Code Australia matters
  • Building surveyor advocacy
  • Contractor advocacy
  • Engineering advocacy

Domestic / Building Defects Disputes

  • Domestic Building Contracts Act advice and dispute resolution
  • Resolution of domestic building disputes
  • Body corporate and residents associations advice and dispute resolution
  • 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
  • Building notices & building order disputes
  • Coroners inquests
  • Advice in environmental/planning approval disputes
  • Advice and continuing legal education to local government, professional associations, trade associations and institutions
  • Advice to government, semi-government departments and regulatory authorities
  • Crown repossession disputes

Insurance Claims

  • Insurance claims advice and dispute resolution

Building Work Place Accidents, Work Cover & OH&S

  • Resolution of work cover claims
  • OH&S defence representation
  • Defence representation concerning industrial incidents

Contact: Mr Stephen Smith

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