Building & Construction Law

Building law and construction law are specialty areas for Watson & Watson Lawyers. You can count on our lawyers and solicitors for legal assistance for your Building & Construction project.

CLICK HERE for a selection of recent Building & Construction matters in which we have acted that it will provide prospective clients with a good indication of the type and complexity of matters we handle.

If you are involved in a building and construction project, it is highly beneficial to seek legal counsel from a Watson & Watson building solicitor or construction solicitor. You need not be involved in a building and construction dispute to benefit from the advice of our highly qualified solicitors.

Richard Watson has over 20 years experience in building and construction law related matters and can offer expertise in areas such as:

  • Contract interpretation, administration & advice
  • Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act
  • Joint venture & business negotiation
  • Construction claims
  • Development Applications - Local Council
  • Development Applications - Land & Environment Court
  • Professional liability & negligence
  • Tribunal & Court attendances
  • Insurance claims advice
  • Risk management
  • Building protection works
  • Claims resolution
  • Construction litigation
  • Home warranty claims
  • Arbitration & mediation
  • Home Building Act 1989
  • Debt recovery
  • Insolvency & bankruptcy

How our Building & Construction Solicitors can help you

Watson and Watson's building solicitors and construction solicitors help our clients with legal issues arising from developments, constructions and improvements of all sizes, including:

  • Complex government, commercial & industrial scope projects
  • Multi-storey developments
  • House construction, renovations, additions & alterations to houses & residences
  • Claims under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.

If you are looking for legal assistance or representation in one of above categories or any other building or construction matter, please complete the form on the right and Shereen Da Gloria or Richard Watson will contact you personally to discuss your matter - alternatively, you can call us on 02 9221 6011.

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