Builders: Have you ever been caught up in a building dispute with one of your clients?

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, contractual disputes cost the building industry over $7 Billion annually!

Usually involving one or more issues around time, cost or quality, over 3,500 Building and Construction Disputes were filed in NSW alone in just the last twelve months.  

If you’ve ever been embroiled in a dispute, see if you can relate…

In Australia over the course of a year…

  • 10,000 working days are lost to contractual disputes.
  • Over $20M is wasted in Legal Fees.
  • Over 50,000 hours expended in litigation.
  • It takes an average of 12 to 18 months to be heard in Court.
  • You have just a 50% chance of success!
  • And there can be major reputational damage to you and your organisation.

All in all, disputes are lethal to the productivity and profitability of your business.  In some cases, they even spell the end of an enterprise.

Disputes often revolve around perception.  Both parties perceive the other to be at fault or unreasonable.  Emotions flare and the next thing you know its “Lawyers at 20 paces”.

If left to run its course, you end up in court where ultimately nobody wins.

However, there is a better way.

Since 2010, CDMC National has been managing and resolving building disputes in a way that keeps you out of courts and tribunals; minimising business disruption and the costs connected with litigated disputes.

Over time, we have found that 60% of cases can be resolved without any need to litigate at all. That’s right, without any need to enter the door of a court or tribunal.  Do the maths.  Figure out how much you’d save in time and legal fees by avoiding 12 -18 months of active litigation!

Our national panel of top dispute resolution experts can help you to resolve disputes early, quickly and very cost-effectively.

By effectively managing the dispute, we save time and contains costs for both you and the home owner.  If the dispute is brought to us before litigation has commenced, we will triage the matter and come up with a blueprint to effectively manage and resolve it at a fraction of the cost of litigation which averages $40,000 plus for each party.

Compared to a $40,000 legal bill, we often resolve disputes within $5,000 – $15,000 all up.

We accomplish this by working with both parties in a friendly, cooperative and creative way, avoiding the traditional adversarial approach that tends to escalate and aggravate the dispute.  We do all that we can to contain and de-escalate the dispute which gets you a faster and more economical result.

We also have access to a proprietary online dispute management platform called MODRON ™ that in suitable cases can accelerate and promote quicker dispute resolution and keep costs down to a minimum per party.

Here’s our gilt-edged promise to you:

  1. We will always provide you with a fixed and firm quote on your case.
  2. We will always get you a faster resolution than is available through normal channels.
  3. We will always place your case under expert management within 24 hours of briefing.
  4. Our Client Services Pledge offers you a 100% Money Back Guarantee.