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At Becker Watt Lawyers, we like to think that we are different to other Brisbane law firms. We build valuable, long-term relationships with our clients and ensure that you are well-informed to fight for you.

Our Brisbane lawyers offer a no-obligation and completely confidential first consultation. We take the time to understand your individual situation to provide you with sensible and efficient legal advice. We also strive to make this process as hassle-free and cost-effective as possible for you.

Becker Watt Lawyers prides itself on our highly dedicated and experienced team. Our Principal Lawyer, Len Watt, spent 25 years working in the building industry before completing his law degree. Our team also consists of carpenters and site supervisors turned solicitors, who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience.

With our real-world experience and in-depth knowledge of the law, our Brisbane lawyers provide tailored services to achieve the best possible outcome for your circumstance.

Our Team

Len Watt

Principal

Neil Sadler

Special Counsel

Philip Coates

Solicitors

Duncan Brown

Solicitors

Services

Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC)

Becker Watt Lawyers have over 10 years of experience dealing with the QBCC and can provide you with sound legal advice and assistance regarding (but not limited to):

Building disputes in QLD :  We can assist consumers to make a complaint to the QBCC regarding residential disputes or defects. A QBCC representative will attend the property with both you and the builder to review and discuss the item. This may result in a Direction to Rectify issued to the builder.

We can also assist builders and trade contractors about how to handle disputes and respond to Directions to Rectify.

Complaints against the QBCC : If you, as a builder, disagree with a QBCC decision or a Direction to Rectify, we can challenge it on your behalf. This can be reviewed either internally by QBCC or externally by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).

BIFA

Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (BIFA) is an integral part of getting paid for construction work in Queensland. Our experienced Brisbane lawyers can provide you with timely and cost-effective advice. We understand the deadlines imposed on building industry participants for both BIFA claimants and respondents and are well-equipped to ensure you meet these deadlines.

We have the knowledge and experience to advise clients about how to issue and deal with BIFA claims. This includes drafting for BIFA claims and invoices, incorporating terms in contracts and subcontracts consistent with BIFA legislation, and providing advice on how to best respond to a BIFA claim.

In circumstances where you are not satisfied with a BIFA decision, we can advise you of your options in a commercial and expedient manner.

Commercial Contract Advice

Our Brisbane lawyers have a vast experience in reviewing, analysing and advising clients on most standard form building contracts. We can minimise your risks associated with commercial building projects by drafting amendments or special conditions, if required.

We ensure all contract documentation is in compliance with the relevant legislation, including (but not limited to):

Residential Contract Advice

Our Brisbane lawyers at Becker Watt bring over 25 years of first-hand experience in the construction industry. We can review your residential construction contract, liaise with the QBCC, and offer no-jargon legal advice.

We have in-depth knowledge and experience in all the industry standard forms of construction, including (but not limited to):

Residential Builders

Choose a Brisbane lawyer with over 25 years-experience in the building industry. Becker Watt Lawyers can assist you with:

Commercial Builders

Choose a lawyer with over 25 years-experience in the building industry. Our experienced Brisbane lawyers can assist you with:

Developers

Becker Watt Lawyers can assist with all your project’s legal requirements, including:

Get In Touch

    How did you hear about us?

    SYDNEY

    Level 6 & 7 91 Phillip Street
    Parramatta NSW 2150

    MELBOURNE

    St Kilda Rd Towers
    Level 1, 1 Queens Road
    Melbourne VIC 3004

    All correspondence to:
    PO Box 347
    Fortitude Valley Qld 4006

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