Building and Construction Law, and Services

Building and Construction Disputes

Timely advice is crucial

Etheringtons Solicitors Sydney have significant experience in building dispute and contract law.

  • Building contracts
  • Variations
  • Disputes

Have your building contracts drawn up and overseen by an experienced lawyer who understands the Sydney market. Contract variation – a cause of many disputes – can be dealt with swiftly under our guidance.

Experience delivers peace of mind

Tribunal expertise – The Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal has jurisdiction for the vast majority of disputes between private individuals and builders. Our Sydney practice has valuable experience in guiding your appearance, appearing for you and drawing up the necessary documentation. Our aim is to settle the matter quickly with minimum expense to you.

Contact us immediately – if you are moving towards a dispute, legal advice can shorten the process and put you in an immediate position of strength.

Environmental and planning

Sydney planning law can be complex. Etheringtons Solicitors understand environmental and planning law and can guide you through the obligations, processes and council requirements. We have experience across Sydney.

Etheringtons can help you:

  • Start the process and address all your obligations
  • Avoid heavy fines
  • Understand your rights
  • Have decisions reviewed by the Land and Environment Court
  • Assist in seeking compensation for compulsory land acquisition
  • Address issues in court, in front of tribunals or panels

Avoid the pitfalls, know your obligations, assert your rights.

Strata and Community Title Law

We understand this increasingly complex area of law and can assist you with:

  • Office of Fair Trading Mediations
  • By law drafting and registration
  • Strata title advice
  • General co-ownership advice including company title advice
Read What People Say About Etheringtons

“I chose to use Etheringtons following a less than satisfactory experience with another law firm handling my building dispute. My solicitor very quickly familiarised herself with the key aspects of my claim, rapidly addressed shortfalls in work already done by the previous firm and was able to clearly and succinctly recommend an appropriate course of action. Throughout the process I found my solicitor to be both consultative and when appropriate prescriptive during various stages of the claim. All advice was sound and questions were answered promptly, all charges for legal services were fair and appropriately documented. While the process was lengthy following the steps as recommended paid off and eventually I achieved a result that was beyond my expectations.”


“I would have no hesitation in recommending Etheringtons to any potential client with a difficult building dispute.”