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Need legal advice concerning a building dispute? Leading Brisbane law firm, MDL, has specialist building and construction lawyers with extensive legal experience in acting for builders, developers, sub-contractors and property owners in the effective resolution of building and construction disputes. Our experience includes disputes relating to defective works, payment disputes, bringing and defending payment claims and all forms of dispute resolution including mediation, adjudication and litigation. 

Experienced Brisbane Construction Lawyers

MDL’s Brisbane-based building and construction law team can help you with all matters relating to building and construction law and disputes. This includes: 

  • Building disputes
  • BCIPA claims
  • Resolving contract and negligence disputes
  • Debt prevention and recovery
  • Tribunal and court appearances
  • PPSA – protection for the supply of goods.

BCIPA Claims 
Need help with a BCIPA claim in Brisbane? Talk to the specialist building and construction lawyers at MDL for assistance with all matters relating to the BCIPA (Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004). The BCIPA is designed to provide builders and subcontractors with a fast and reliable payment system when undertaking construction work or supplying related goods and services.

To get the most out of the BCIPA, ensure you make every claim and if you haven’t been paid, stop work until you have. When making a BCIPA claim, you should also ensure that all claims and responses to claims comply with the Act. To ensure your claims and responses are BCIPA compliant, it’s advisable to have a lawyer specialising in building disputes assist you. Our building lawyers in Brisbane can assist you with preparing:

  • Payment claims
  • Payment schedules
  • Adjudication applications – these are applications made in the advent that a claimant is not satisfied with the amount outlined in a Payment Schedule
  • Adjudication responses – which are prepared in response to our Adjudication Application
  • The review of an Adjudicator’s Decision to ensure that the adjudicator:
  • had jurisdiction to determine the Adjudication Application
  • has afforded procedural fairness to the parties
  • did not make an error
  • relied solely on the material presented to him or her by the applicant and respondent
  • Obtaining an Adjudication Certificate, which arises out of an Adjudicator’s Decision
  • Obtaining a judgment debt through the appropriate court based upon an Adjudication Certificate. 

Building and Construction Disputes 
MDL has specialist building dispute lawyers who provide expert legal advice on building disputes and help all parties, including homeowners, builders, subcontractors and suppliers. If you’re currently involved in a building dispute and want the matter resolved as quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, you need an expert building lawyer on your side.

Building Disputes Lawyers for Builders
When you need experienced and affordable legal advice as a builder to help you resolve a dispute or disagreement with a client, subcontractor or supplier, see the building dispute lawyers for builders at MDL in Brisbane. From security of payment advice to make sure you get paid on time to disputes relating to fixed price construction contracts, QBCC issues and Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) contracts, we provide experienced and down-to-earth legal advice to help you make informed decisions. 

Building Disputes Lawyers for Homeowners 
When crucial project milestones are missed, the work hasn’t been done properly according to the plan or a dispute over payments arise with your builder, it’s vital to have expert legal advice on your side. MDL’s building and construction lawyers work with homeowners across Brisbane to resolve building disputes and disagreements quickly. Don’t let a dispute with your builder escalate into a nightmare, our building lawyers for homeowners can help. 

Building Disputes Lawyers for Subcontractors and Suppliers 
We specialise in providing suppliers and subcontractors with pre-contract advice, including a comprehensive contract review which details the risks associated with the contract and outlines any amendments our building lawyers suggest making. We also advise on matters relating to the security of payments (ensuring you get paid on time) and QBCC issues.