Building & Development

Disputes in building and development are all too common and their impact on cash flow can be crippling.

Lloyd & Lloyd’s experienced building and development lawyers can help you reduce the risk of disputes with smart strategies to foster positive supplier relationships and proactive steps to minimise the escalation of issues when they arise.


With decades of experience in building and construction law, Lloyd & Lloyd has a solid grasp of local government and development processes and can assist you with:


  • Drafting contracts and agreements on behalf of
    owners, developers, contractors, sub-contractors and
    project managers
  • Building dispute resolution and litigation
  • Contract administration, risk management and
    performance monitoring
  • Security of Payments Act ​claims and adjudication
    Debt recovery

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    What is the Security of Payments Act?


    The Security of Payments Act is designed to help resolve unpaid accounts and is a powerful tool for contractors and industry participants in managing cash flow. It’s a fast, inexpensive and straight-forward way to manage payments for work completed.


    However, there are important timelines and templates you must follow to use the legislation to your benefit.


    The first step to making a Security of Payments Act claim is to make a valid payment claim. Lloyd & Lloyd Solicitors can help you understand the details that need to be included in your claim and the timelines that apply.



    What is adjudication?


    If you have followed the process outlined in Security of Payments Act and still have not received payment or you are unsatisfied with the response provided to your payment claim you may apply to have the claim reviewed by an independent arbitrator.


    Before making or responding to a claim it is essential to obtain legal advice. Once a decision is made by the independent arbitrator it is binding on both parties unless you wish to undertake expensive court intervention.

    For practical, reliable and easy to understand advice on all aspects of building and construction law turn to us. Call 02 8014 5225 or send us an email.

    If wish to contact us please call on (+61) 2 8014 5225 or if you wish to email us, please fill in your details below and we will reply.

    Contact Us

    Lloyd & Lloyd Solicitors
    3/89 York Street
    Sydney NSW 2000

    Phone: 02 8014 5225
    Fax: 02 9279 3792

      Patrick See – Principal Solicitor

      Phone: 02 8014 5225
      Mobile: 0405 004 037
      Fax: 02 9279 3792

      Alan McMurran – Principal AM Legal Solutions

      PO Box 1542 Warriewood NSW 2102
      Business Phone: 0416 095 121
      Personal Mobile: 0403 061 603
      Fax: 02 9279 3792