Security of Payments Act

Handling disputes under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (the Act) is our specialty. Three members of our team are qualified adjudicators. If you want to make a claim under the Act, we can help you draft your claim to maximise your chances of success in any subsequent adjudication. If you have been served with a claim under the Act, we can assist in drafting your payment schedule to put you in the best position to successfully defend the claim in any adjudication. We have years of experience in preparing comprehensive and high quality adjudication applications and adjudication responses within the short timeframes provided for in the Act.

We combine our technical construction expertise with our comprehensive knowledge of the way the Act works to make sure our clients make the most of their rights under the contract and under the Act.

In the last 12 months, we have:

  • Prepared a $9m payment claim and adjudication application for a builder against a development joint venture regarding a high-rise residential unit.
  • Prepared a $5m payment claim and adjudication application for a major contractor.
  • Prepared a $900k payment claim and adjudication application for a civil contractor against a local council regarding a sewer culvert.
  • Successfully defended numerous claims against developers and head contractors made by claimants seeking to recover more than they were owed under the contract.
  • Acted as adjudicators to determine in excess of 30 disputes, varying from $50k to $10m.