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Building and Construction Lawyers Townsville

Building and Construction Lawyers Townsville

In the building and construction industry, there is a wide range of complex legal issues relating to building contracts, payment claims and incomplete or defective building work.  Connolly Suthers offers expert legal advice across all building and construction issues. 

The commercial litigation and dispute solicitors within Connolly Suthers have significant experience acting for all types of clients within the building and construction industry including:

  • Builders
  • Subcontractors and tradesman
  • Property developers
  • Engineers and architects
  • Suppliers of goods and services to the industry

We offer expertise in the following specific areas:

  • Contractual disputes;
  • Adjudication claims and responses under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (BCIPA)
  • Obtaining and enforcing judgments under the BCIPA;
  • Preparing and lodging Subcontractors' Charges claims;
  • Court proceedings to enforcing Subcontractors' Charges; Defending and issuing proceedings for defective work;
  • Acting for property developers, builders or other principals in defending Subcontractor’s Charges proceedings;
  • Taking action against the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC)

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Connolly Suthers have built a reputation for providing the highest quality construction law services in Townsville. With vast experience in commercial law, dispute resolution, and construction cases, the Connolly Suthers team of solicitors can handle all types of projects. From small, residential building disputes to large civil development contracts – our building and construction lawyers in Townsville have got you covered.

Our solicitors can offer you business expertise in a range of areas across building and construction. We can support you in minimising risks, enforcing your legal rights, and lodging claims where necessary. Whether you’re a homeowner, a building company, a contractor, property developer, architect, or subcontractor, we have the experience, skills, and qualifications to get you the right outcome in your construction proceedings.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will I need a construction lawyer in Townsville?

There are many circumstances that may require you to engage the services of a building and construction law firm. Building and construction lawyers generally assist across:

Building contracts: including reviewing, drafting, negotiating, and enforcing contracts for construction and subcontracting among others.

Building dispute: including claims for incomplete or defective building work and  contract performance. 

Debt and payment recovery: including issuing of payment claims under the BIF Act and general debt recovery proceedings.

Should I engage a lawyer to review a building contract?

In short – yes. Building contracts can be fraught with risk , particularly when there are multiple parties involved including developer, builders and subcontractors. 

Building and construction projects are typically of high value  – any errors or omissions in contracts can have significant impacts on the parties’ rights, as well as the timing, completion, and quality of the project. Having an experienced, qualified, and knowledgeable building and construction lawyer on-side can go a long way in ensuring that your contract is fully understood and agreed upon by all parties.

Can you assist with a contract dispute?

Absolutely. When things go wrong within a contractual agreement, it is important to seek expert advice from a law firm that specialises in building and construction contract dispute resolution. We can assist across all building and construction contract disputes – from building contracts, to subcontractor contracts, property development contracts, and everything in between.

Whether you want to terminate or enforce a contract, the Connolly Suthers team will be able to provide expert, effective advice that will result in the right outcome.

How can I get in touch with the Connolly Suthers office?

The Connolly Suthers Townsville law firm is at 416 Flinders Street, Townsville. You can call our Townsville office on 07 4771 5664. Alternatively, you can get in touch with to book a consultation with a building and construction Townsville lawyer by sending an email enquiry to The Connolly Suthers team will endeavour to respond to your enquiry within one business day.

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What other services do Connolly Suthers offer?

During your lifetime, you may require a lawyer for specific situations. With Connolly Suthers, you can be confident that you are dealing with quality lawyers across all services. 

Connolly Suthers has considerable expertise and experience in all aspects of compensation law, family law, wills and estates, conveyancing, criminal law, property law, business law, commercial litigation, and dispute resolution.

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