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Timber Building Frame

Building and Construction Lawyers.
Commercial and Property Lawyers.

Our Law team are experts in the below areas of law;

  • All Building Defects & Contract Disputes.

  • Owners Corporation Dispute (Body Corp).

  • Lease of Commercial Buildings.

  • Buying and Selling Businesses.

  • Buying and Selling Property.

  • Building Contract Revie and Warranty Claims.

  • Contract Termination.

  • SOPA (Security Of Payments Claims).

  • Subcontractors Payment and Debt Collection.

  • Building Regulation Compliance and Council Dispute.

  • VCAT, DBDRV and Magistrates Court matters.

  • Property Lawyers Melbourne

  • Litigation lawyers melbourne

  • Contract law

  • VCAT Claims - Points of Claim and Points of Defence

  • Domestic Dispute Resolution VIC (DBDRV)

We will work with you to devise strategies to resolve your matter in the most cost effective and fastest way possible

Other Legal Services
  • Provide legal advice on contracts or contract disputes.

  • Buying and Selling a Business.

  • Representing parties at VCAT and Court.

  • Conducting negotiations on behalf of our clients.

  • Provide legal advice on breach of contract, and more...

Construction Lawyers Melbourne | Free Advice | Open Until 7:00 PM

Civil Constructor Victoria

“Thank you Robert, we appreciate your effort and that of your team in getting us to this point.   Much appreciated"

This is what our clients say.

Commercial Tiling & Waterproofing Contractor Victoria

"You and your Team have provided us with outstanding advice and service."

Porter Davis Homes Customer

“As a Porter Davis Homes customer we were lost until we spoke to Robert who helped us find another builder and complete our home.”


  • Construction Dispute.

  • Dispute With Builder.

  • Building Disputes Legal Advice. 

  • Contract Review. 

  • We Can Assist on All Building and Construction Law Matters. 

  • Trusted Advice. 

  • Expert Services.

  • VCAT Appearance.

  • Building Contract Review.

  • Building Advice.


Kennedy Cox Lawyers

Address: Suite 204 / 198 Harbour Esplanade,

Docklands Victoria 3008

Phone: (03) 9670 0903


Open 7am until 7pm - 7 Days a week

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When a dispute arises on a building project it can be a costly exercise for all involved. The sooner the dispute gets resolved, the better. Whether you are a builder, sub-contractor, architect, engineer, or supplier of building supplies and products, it is important that you know where you stand if – and when – a dispute occurs.

Building and Construction lawyers who are experienced in building disputes and litigation are best placed to provide advice. The Building and Construction Industry has specific laws and legal processes. Our legal team have extensive experience in helping clients with their disputes in the construction sector.

Building disputes can vary greatly in complexity, and liability is not always clear-cut. Depending on the terms of your contract, you could be liable for the mistakes of another party and unable to recover any compensation from them, even though they were in the wrong. It is important that you understand your rights and responsibilities under every contract into which you enter.

Managing Disputes

When you are involved in a building dispute, we strongly suggest that you get legal advice as soon as possible. There may be steps you can take to protect your interests or time limits with which you need to comply. We can advise you about any building related matter, including the following:

  • Your rights and obligations under the Security of Payment Act 2002 or the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999;

  • We can help you get paid faster if you are owed money, or advise you on the processes to comply with if you are served with a Payment Claim;

  • The strengths and weaknesses of your case, so that you can make informed decisions throughout the dispute resolution process;

  • Negotiating on your behalf with the other party to settle the dispute as soon as practicable;

  • Applying for an injunction, where necessary, to protect assets while the dispute is resolved;

  • Preparing your case if the matter proceeds to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). This could involve things such as engaging experts to prepare reports, and identify and gather information from potential witnesses; and

  • Representing you in VCAT.

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