ADR the Informal Dispute Resolution process

The successful completion of the project is all that matters.

Alternate Dispute Resolution

With the SAT and the CCA 2004 there should never be a need for costly and time consuming litigation. Why not opt for Alternate Dispute Resolution instead of settling matters just before the trial like the other 95% of similar cases. After both sides have spent a fortune. (often exceeding the dispute amount) Why not pretend you have spent the fortune first and go straight to the settlement. You can then use the money saved on a world cruise. Life’s too short to waste on legal formalities.


Always maintain control and not let matters slip into the hands of third parties like the BC, after all they have no sense of urgency. The making of false or exaggerated allegations to the BC is common practice so it’s imperative the true facts are before them when they make their decision to issue a BRO. Prevent this from happening rather than having to request the SAT for a review of the BC decision.

Dispute Resolution Process

Stalled projects cost resources and fuel frustration. At DRSRUS we’ve experienced all facets of building construction, heard all the complaints before, so it’s just another day at the office. We are also not emotionally involved. Builders take pride in their work so criticism is often taken personally, when the reality is the client is just trying to get a discount. What makes us the preferred choice in dealing with these matters is our familiarity with standard building contracts from AS2124, the HIA and MBA residential documents. Mid-tier commercial projects and residential homes.

It’s better to resolve disagreements prior to the dispute occurring.

It’s cheaper, less time consuming and more satisfying reaching the result we set out to achieve early, and leaving time for the important stuff.

Experience in a great range of projects.

I have worked on residential jobs, upmarket and project houses including eco block and SIPS.


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