Ping is the director of Level Playing Field Lawyers and the Principal Lawyer. She has worked in the construction industry as a lawyer and also a builder for over 10 years.
Her various legal roles include in-house legal counsel for a development company, building company and structural steel company.
As a Registered Domestic Builder (DB-U) and Commercial Builder (CB-L), she understands what constitutes a construction defect. This makes her particularly skilled at advocating for her clients.
Contractors face significant pressure onsite. This includes the pressure to proceed with variations and the pressure to proceed with works in circumstances that are likely to give rise to defects.
Working at a large structural steel company that worked on high risk commercial contracts, she experienced these pressures firsthand. This experience informs her advice which is both practical and commercial.
Danying is a lawyer at Level Playing Field Lawyers. She has acted for various clients ranging from developers, head contractors, subcontractors and owners in both front-end and back-end construction matters, including all aspects of disputes.
Danying has acted for clients in all Victorian Courts and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) in a variety of construction matters. She has also been involved in claims under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic).
Danying believes that the legal system should be accessible to everyone and understands that litigation can be stressful for all parties involved. She aims to achieve the most commercial outcome for her clients.
Bojan has significant experience in building and construction site management and has successfully delivered numerous multi-unit sites. He has an Engineering degree from RMIT University and a Cert IV in Building and Construction. Previously, he owned and operated a tiling and waterproofing business.
Bojan is a skilled negotiator and provides advice on building methodologies and what constitutes defective work.
Julia has worked in the Building Industry for over 20 years.
She has exceptional attention to detail and a sound understanding of building specifications and construction methodologies from administering contracts for a roof plumbing company and a building company.
As an accounts manager for a roof plumbing company for over 10 years, she is very familiar with invoicing, debt collection and the challenges the role entails.
Julia understands the complexities faced by tradespeople on site. She is skilled at assisting tradespeople to understand the Security of Payment legislation and how to ensure their invoicing methods are compliant with the legislation.
She has joined the Level Playing Field team to assist in legal support, training and administration.
Julia is a presenter of Interactive Education Training on the Security of Payments legislation.
Level Playing Field takes a professional and ethical approach to resolving issues. The traditional lawyer is described as an “adversarial advocate.” Given the dynamics between parties in a construction industry, an adversarial approach often leads to economic loss for both parties and the destruction of the relationship.
We focus on asserting the rights of contractors, while exploring options to amicably resolve the dispute.
Failing this approach, we have the expertise and experience to pursue traditional legal methods.
Level Playing Field has strategic relationships with banks and financial institutions, quantity surveyors, building inspectors and barristers to effectively assist in managing a client’s debt recovery and cash flow issues.