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Building & Construction Lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford.

With leading building and construction lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers have wide experiences and industry knowledge in building and construction law. We adopt a problem-solving and commercial approach that aligns with the desired outcomes of our clients.

Why Choose Us in Ballarat and Central Highlands?

By engaging with leading building and construction lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, this places you in the best position to be well looked after and cared for by lawyers that appreciate all aspects of a building and construction matter.

We have developed a strong reputation in being able to work with a broad range of clients from builders to property developers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine, Daylesford, and the Central Highlands region. We understand that building and construction law requires lawyers that have industry knowledge, technical expertise, and can deliver practical outcomes.

Our team of leading building and construction lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine and Daylesford are there to provide practical and technical advice that is outcome focused.

When you choose Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, we ensure:

We believe in delivering real expertise in building and construction legal solutions to create positive experiences for our clients. That’s why, we ensure that our building and construction lawyers are experts in their field and have proven experience in their industry.

Your building and construction experience matters to us, and we believe that you should have reliable, accessible and transparent building and construction legal services.

That’s why, as a leading regional law firm in Ballarat and Central Highlands, our building and construction team are fully supported by our team of lawyers and support staff so that you can have access to high quality building and construction legal services.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, we operate and maintain a trust account that is regularly reviewed and audited so that you can have a peace of mind when you transfer your money with us, it is protected and secure.

We understand that you want to feel financially comfortable knowing that you are supported by the right people with the right resources.

That’s why we ensure that our trust accounts are properly audited and reviewed. Our building and construction lawyers across Ballarat, Beaufort, Daylesford & Castlemaine are also assisted by a team of support staff.

We make accessing our building and construction legal services easy, transparent and reliable, so that your experience with us feels complete and assured.

That’s why when you engage with Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers as your chosen building and construction lawyers, we are committed to providing you accessibility. We have physical offices fully staffed with support teams situated across Central Highlands: Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford. Our head office is situated in Ballarat.

When engaging us, you can also connect with us online, by telephone, or by email. We are committed to ensuring high quality customer service so that your building and construction legal experience with us is seamless.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our building and construction lawyers are there to ensure that their technical capabilities and strategies align with clients’ desired outcomes.

With experience and industry knowledge, our lawyers are able to navigate complex building and construction legal issues. Our lawyers work closely with clients to understand their circumstances, develop strategies and implement structures that align with their commercial needs.

Furthermore, our building and construction lawyers understand that legal issues should not be viewed in a vacuum, and that a commercial and practical approach should be adopted.

Guided by expertise and experience in building and construction law across Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, we are an asset and resource to the start of your legal journey because of our ability to understand legal issues from the outset of a project through to its ongoing management, and address complexities with aptitude and skill.

“We ensure that our legal services in building and construction at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers are practical and reliable so that your experience with us is at ease.”

What our lawyers have to say.

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Are you looking for a building and construction lawyer? Call us on (03) 5331 1244 to get in touch and arrange an appointment with a member of our building and construction team.

You can also connect with us by filling out your details and telling us about your information below:

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What is a Building and Construction Lawyer?

Construction lawyers are lawyers with experience and technical expertise in resolving legal issues at the front-end and back-end of construction and building matters. Construction law often involves legal issues relating to building disputes, building defects, and compliance with legislative and statutory frameworks that are intended to set standards and provide a balance of risks between stakeholders with the construction industry. Construction lawyers often have a practical understanding of the building and construction industry, and appreciate the technical requirements involved in a construction law dispute.

Within the building industry, construction lawyers often collaborate with other stakeholders and professionals such as property owners, developers, tradesmen, domestic and commercial builders, estimators, contractors and subcontractors, engineers, surveyors, draftsman and architects. The legal services of a construction lawyer may involve:

  • Document Review of Construction Contracts
  • Drafting Construction Contracts
  • Advising during a Construction Project’s Life Cycle
  • Termination of Construction Contracts
  • Construction Contract Disputes
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary Compliance
  • Security of Payment Claims
  • Contract Documentation
  • Negotiations
  • Warranties
  • Construction Litigation
  • Building Compliance

With expertise and experience in the building and construction industry, construction lawyers are able to navigate complex legal issues that often surround building projects, including building contracts and disputes.

With technical expertise in building and construction, our construction lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers are equipped to provide practical and reliable legal services, including contract negotiation, contract drafting, dispute resolution and litigation.”

What Practice Areas are in Building and Construction?

Practice areas within building and construction law are a broad field of legal, statutory and regulatory issues within the building and construction industry. With technical expertise and relevant experience, constructions lawyers are able to advise on all legal aspects in a building and construction matter, including contentious and non-contentious legal issues.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our building and construction lawyers can assist in all aspects of building and construction law:

  • Building Defects
  • Building Warranties
  • Security of Payment Claims
  • Insurance Claims
  • Advice on Commercial and Domestic Building Contracts
  • Pre-Contract Reviews and Negotiations
  • Variations Claims
  • Penalties and Liquidated Damages
  • Building Notices and Orders
  • Domestic Building Contract Advice
  • Commercial Building Contract Advice
  • Drafting Standard Form Contracts
  • Delay Claims
  • Debt Recovery
  • Regulatory Compliance

Further, our construction lawyers are able to assist you with building and construction related disputes:

  • Building Contract Disputes
  • Domestic Building Disputes
  • Commercial Building Disputes
  • Payment Disputes
  • Variation Disputes
  • Contractor Disputes
  • Building Defect Disputes
  • Regulatory Disputes
  • Body Corporate Disputes
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Warranty Disputes
  • Debt Disputes
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Compliance Disputes
  • Delay Disputes
  • Court and VCAT Disputes

Frequently Asked Questions.

The Building Code of Australia (BCA) forms part of Australia’s uniform national building code, the National Construction Code.

The National Construction Code is described as Australia’s primary set of technical design and construction provisions for buildings. It is also viewed as a performance-based code that prescribes minimum required levels for the safety, health, amenity, accessibility and sustainability of prescribed buildings and structures.

The National Construction Code prescribes the performance requirements that state the level of performance that should be met.

Performance requirements may be satisfied by either of the following: Performance Solution, Deemed-To-Satisfy Solution, or a combination of Performance Solution or Deemed-To-Satisfy Solution

The classification of building classes is guided by the National Construction Code. In Victoria, the Building Act1993 (Vic) is a statutory regime that regulates building works (including, building classes) and building standards.

As part of Victoria’s building regulation, Building Regulations 2018 (Vic) adopts Volume One and Volume Two of the National Construction Code (also known as the Building Code of Australia) for the assessment of building classes.

A major domestic building contract is a domestic building contract to carry out, arrange or manage the carrying out of domestic building work that is more than $10,000.

The Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 (Vic) prescribes the statutory requirements of a major domestic building contract.

Alternative Dispute Resolution is a term that encompasses alternatives dispute resolution processes other than litigation. The processes involved in Alternative Dispute Resolution may include binding or non-binding models. Examples of Alternative Dispute Resolution processes include Negotiation, Mediation, Early Neutral Evaluation, and Expert Determination.

Alternative Dispute Resolution processes are generally intended to be non-confrontational, and to provide parties with greater control in how the outcome of a dispute should be resolved.

Building and Construction Insights.

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What is Remoteness in Australian Contract Law?

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What is Causation in Australian Contract Law?

An Overview on Causation in Australian Contract Law: Law may be viewed as a “fact-orientated system” of rules that regulate human and social behaviour (Weber, 2009, p. 118). The application of causation…

What is Contract Law?

An Overview on the Theories of Contract Law: Common law textbooks on contract law typically define “contracts in terms of promise or agreement or of a combination of the two” (Cootes, 2010, p. 10). Within contemporary contract literature…

Can changes be made to a domestic building contract?

An Overview on Changes Made to Domestic Building Contracts: Changes to domestic building contracts may be made if statutory requirements prescribed in the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 (Vic) are met…

What are progress payments for domestic buildings?

An Overview on Progress Payments for Residential and Domestic Buildings: When addressing the question of progress payments in the residential and domestic construction industry, the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995…

What is Domestic Building Insurance?

An Overview on Domestic Building Insurance: Domestic building insurance is a mandatory requirement prescribed by the Building Act 1993 (Vic), and Ministerial Orders published. The Domestic Building Contracts Act 1993 (Vic) regulates…

What is the Building Code of Australia (BCA)?

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Our Building and Construction Team.


Ben Franklin

Managing Partner

Ben Green

Special Counsel

Andrew Black

Associate

Samantha Mitchell

Law Graduate

Are you looking for a building and construction lawyer? Call us on (03) 5331 1244 to get in touch and arrange an appointment with a member of our building and construction team.

You can also connect with us by filling out your details and telling us about your information below:

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