Professional services

Construction industry dispute resolution

Known for its tight contracts, slim margins and tough characters, the construction industry can be a challenging work environment.

Scoglio Law knows the construction industry – including its risks and opportunities – and regularly assists large and small organisations to protect their interests and achieve desired commercial outcomes from construction projects.

Scoglio Law is experienced in providing dispute resolution services for diverse construction projects including:

  • commercial buildings
  • residential developments
  • retail centres
  • tourism properties
  • medical and health facilities.

As required, we engage industry experts including quantity surveyors and consulting engineers to provide specialist advice, reports and testimony to support our clients’ claims. 

In focus:
What are your rights to payment?

If you are a construction contractor who has had problems securing payment for goods and services in the past, several options may be available to you.

The Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) entitles contractors to prompt progress payments and fast-track adjudication of any disputed claims.  Alternatively, you may pursue payment under the amended Subcontractors’ Charges Act 1974. This Act enables you to recover costs from higher parties in the contractual chain, and a valid charge is regarded as a secured debt in the event of insolvency.

For more information, contact Scoglio Law Principal, Tony Scoglio, on (07) 3833 2100 or tony@scogliolaw.com.au