Level Playing Field Lawyers specialise in advice to the construction industry in Victoria.

We understand the pressure of cash flow issues and our legal strategy prioritises solutions that alleviate cash flow.

We have a particular focus on providing strategic legal advice through the entire duration of projects or their back-end. We act for many contractors (commercial and residential) and have been involved in numerous adjudications under the Security of Payment Act and court cases.

Our in-depth knowledge of the construction industry means that we can quickly assess your matter and devise the appropriate strategy. This includes understanding the reasons that disputes generally arise in the construction industry.

Our understanding of the various parties in the construction industry means that our pre-contract advice helps you identify and manage project risks.
Level Playing Field Lawyers focus on cost effective, commercial solutions and aim to make the legal system accessible by explaining the process in straight forward terms.

Our Services

TIMELY ADVICE TO RECOVER DEBT

ADJUDICATION UNDER THE SECURITY OF PAYMENT ACT

PRE-CONTRACTUAL ADVICE AND BUSINESS RISK REVIEW

CASH FLOW MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

HOW WE CAN HELP

Level Playing Field provides professional legal advice to assist companies in the construction industry. Ultimately, we aim to partner with contractors to assist them in anticipating and preventing disputes and advise on navigating disputes when they do arise. Given our in-depth construction experience, we can untangle even the most complex case.

When A Dispute Arises

Clients usually contact us when a dispute arises. We assess a client’s legal position and their options to resolve the dispute. We can assist you with:
• Advice on your legal position
• Negotiation with other parties
• Solicitor’s letter of demand and other correspondence
• Adjudication and summary judgment under the Security of Payments Act
• Litigation in Court and VCAT

Strategic Advice of Projects 

Having owned and operated a property development, construction and large subcontractor business, we are familiar with the risks and issues that arise.

We offer workshops for your key staff on the Security of Payment legislation and understanding construction contracts. This empowers your business and staff to make the right decisions when invoicing, negotiating variations and resolving disputes about defects.

In the construction industry, the cash flow swings are significant. The assessment of works can be unpredictable and project delays increase pressure on the cash flow of all contractors. When a dispute arises as to variations, defects or works complete, this can sometimes be the “last straw”. As a result, contractors are in a weak negotiating position to recover outstanding payments.

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD OFFERS LOW COST QUASI-LEGAL AND FINANCING SOLUTIONS AS THE PRIMARY SOLUTION

The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (“Security of Payment Act”) was created to ensure the security of payments to contractors in the construction industry. Insolvency is also prevalent in the construction industry. Enforcing payments swiftly under the Security of Payment Act can mean that funds are recovered before insolvency becomes an issue.

To find out more call us on 9041 4674 or submit your details to have us contact you promptly.

Our Offices

315, 566 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Victoria 3004

Phone: (03) 9041 4674
Mobile: 0402 948 474
Fax: (03) 8686 1478
info@levelplayingfield.com.au

Contact Us

Call us on 9041 4674 or submit your details to have us contact you promptly.