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Professional services list (Hunter)

A directory of solicitors and other legal professionals who specialise in the building and construction sector.

Professional services list (Hunter)

A directory of solicitors and other legal professionals who specialise in the building and construction sector.

HIA is often asked by members and consumers alike to recommend a professional who specialises in providing advice and services in a particular area which is relevant to a member’s business.

Although HIA cannot recommend or warrant the skills of any third party, HIA does maintain the following list of professional services firms who are members of HIA and practise in various areas, including:

  • Planning services
  • Private certification
  • Business recovery and insolvency
  • Surveying; and 
  • Recruitment

Please note that whilst these firms can discuss your matter with you, they may charge you on a fee for service basis in the event that their services are required. Be sure to mention that you are a HIA member when you contact any of these firms.

Further, as the choice of a professional services firm is a very important one, this list should be used as a guide only. You can contact some or all of these people and discuss those issues of importance to you.

In this article

  • List of professional services providers 
  • List of non-legal professional service providers

List of professional services providers

Newcastle based solicitors

Name Address Details 

Arch.law 

Tel: (02) 4961 0002

www.arch.law

6/239 King Street, Newcastle NSW 2300  

Arch.law is an award-winning construction law firm, based in Newcastle with offices internationally. We help our clients prepare and negotiate contracts and assess project risk.

We have particular expertise in Security of Payment legislation and dispute resolution – specifically, we help clients with claims involving payment, variations, statutory warranties and defective work, delay and disruption costs, liquidated damages, latent conditions, security and access to adjacent land.

 

Fletcher Pidcock

Nick Pidcock

Tel: (02) 4927 8335

Mob: 0468 996 695

www.fplaw.com.au 

Lee Wharf C402 19 Honeysuckle Dr Newcastle NSW 2300

Fletcher Pidcock Lawyers provide commercial legal services – specialising in building, construction and property law. From defended residential defect claims to commercial building issues, including pre-contractual advice and all property-related matters.

We’re all about helping you reach practical legal solutions. 

Morrissey Law + Advisory

Hamish Geddes

Michael Morrissey

Tel: (02) 4038 1620

www.morrisseylaw.com.au

122A Hannell Street, Wickham NSW 2293  

Morrissey Law + Advisory specialises in all areas of construction law. Hamish, Michael, and their team advise builders, contractors, and owners on compliance and claims under the Home Building Act, among other building legislation.

The firm has significant experience in NCAT and Court proceedings; Security of Payment legislation; defects claims; variations; latent condition and delay claims; contract drafting and administration; compliance and licensing issues; and employment law. They also provide in-house training to clients and national bodies in many of these areas.

Morrissey Law aims to help bring projects to completion as efficiently and harmoniously as possible.

 

Roberts Legal

Sam Roberts

Ned Mortensen

Tel: 1300 553 343

www.robertslegal.com.au

Suite 2, Level 2, 317 Hunter Street Newcastle, NSW, 2300  

Roberts Legal is a specialist Commercial Litigation and Building & Construction Law firm with offices in Newcastle, Adamstown and Central Coast.

Solicitor/Director, Sam Roberts, is 1 of only 3 Accredited Specialists in Commercial Litigation in the Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Central Coast regions having acquired his accreditation in the area of Building & Construction Law.

Associate Solicitor, Ned Mortensen, also has specialist knowledge of the building and construction industry, having come to the legal profession after 20 years of working in construction. In particular, before being admitted as a Solicitor in 2016 Ned carried out a building consultancy business and frequently appeared as an expert witness in the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal in residential building dispute cases.

Call Sam or Ned on 1300 553 343 for a Free Case Evaluation.

Business recovery & insolvency

Name Address Details 

Jirsch Sutherland

Bradd Morelli 

Tel: (02) 4965 6500

www.jirschsutherland.com.au

Level 1, 14 Watt Street, Newcastle NSW 2300  

Helping Hunter region builders, subcontractors, construction and property developers with tailored business recovery and insolvency solutions. Our solutions include:

  • Turnaround management
  • Business consulting
  • Restructuring
  • Refinancing
  • Voluntary Administration
  • Safe Harbour
  • Voluntary liquidation
  • Deeds of Company Arrangement
  • Forensic accounting

National firm with a local presence and global reach. Experienced and trusted recovery and insolvency specialists. 

List of non-legal professional service providers

Accountants

Name Address Details 

Cutcher & Neale

Jace Pedonese

Tel: (02) 4928 8500

cnmail@cutcher.com.au

www.cutcher.com.au

130 Parry St, Newcastle NSW 2300

Need expert advice to help build your business? Cutcher & Neale understand that owning a business takes work. That is how they can provide clear advice and practical strategies to ensure there are no added financial stresses along the way.

Cutcher & Neale will help you:

  • Transition from contractor to business owner
  • Manage your tax obligations and minimise tax
  • Take the headache out of bookkeeping
  • Build real time financial reports that make sense

Book a strategy session today.

LeVeon Business Advisors

Rod Schuback

Mob: 0488 008 259

rod@leveon.com.au

www.leveon.com.au

Suite 14a, 478 The Esplanade, Warners Bay NSW 2282

LeVeon provide Business strategy and strategic planning experts for business owners in the trades and construction industry. Services include:

  • Advisory for business growth
  • Marketing, pipeline, and scheduling
  • Systems, processes, and time management
  • Wealth creation
  • Asset protection and tax minimisation

For a ¼ of the price of traditional ‘business coaches’, get in touch with LeVeon today.

Architects / Designers

Name Address Details 

Sorensen Design & Planning

Adrian Sorensen

Tel: (02) 4982 0885

adrian@sorensendesign.com.au

www.sorensendesign.com.au

Suite 5 10 Yacaaba St, Nelson Bay NSW 2315

Sorensen Design & planning are a multidisciplinary practice specialising in high-quality building and design and town planning services.

Sorensen Design & planning are locally owned and operated business providing stunning building design throughout Port Stephens, Newcastle, and the Central Coast.

The Design Hub

Paula Harwood

Tel: 1300 930 520

paula@homedesignhub.com.au

www.homedesignhub.com.au

Wallsend Business Centre

Suite 5, 1st floor 69 Cowper St Wallsend NSW 2287

The Design Hub proudly offer custom designed homes and approval application plans for homeowners, builders, developers and investors. They help to bring all the ingredients together for a project that’s uniquely yours. Let their enthusiastic team of qualified designers and draftspeople work to your specific personal needs and help bring your project to life.

Estimating services

Name Address Details 

Proconstruct Services

Kim Gritten

Mob: 0432 597 596

admin@proconstructservices.com.au

www.proconstructservices.com.au

2/35 The Boulevarde, Toronto NSW 2283

Proconstruct Services assists Builders, Contractors, Subcontractors, Designers & Architects with affordable Professional Building Estimating for domestic, commercial and civil projects.

We have custom-designed estimating options to suit your needs from Ballparks to Full Estimates and Yearly Estimating Packages. Save time and money and minimise risk whilst achieving maximum profitability.

HIA Member Discount available on selected estimating services. Your trusted Building Companion.

Planning services

Name Address Details 

Le Mottee Group

Paul Le Mottee

Tel: (02) 4987 1748

www.lemottee.com

4/199 Adelaide St, Raymond Terrace NSW 2324  

Le Mottee Group has been established in Newcastle and the Hunter since 1991. Le Mottee Group has experience across all size of projects, from family homes, units, blocks of land and large scale projects.

Le Mottee Group offers a multi-disciplined service that provides a single point of contact for clients on services such as town planning, surveying, strata certification, project management, ecology, civil engineering and bushfire assessment. 

Modern Certification

Ripp Stewart

Mob: 0429 950 880

ripp@moderncertification.com.au

www.moderncertification.com.au

62 Smith St, Merewether NSW 2291

Modern Certification has over 15 years of construction experience. Owner/Director Ripp Stewart specialises in fast, easy and professional building approvals for all residential building work including new homes, renovations, swimming pools, retaining walls, granny flats, sheds and garages, decks, patios and pergolas. His aim is to keep your project flowing smoothly from conception to completion.

We’re here to provide you with the advice you need to succeed on your next building project. Modern Certification have the knowledge to provide you with the right advice and guide you through the entire construction process from start to finish.

Parker Scanlon Pty Ltd

Mark Scanlon

Tel: (02) 4969 6995

surveys@parkerscanlon.com.au

www.parkerscanlon.com.au

17 William St, Hamilton NSW 2303

Parker Scanlon is a professional consultancy firm that serve builders, developers and local government authorities between the central coast, North coast and Hunter regions. The areas of speciality include Development Applications, feasibility studies, bushfire assessments, Government Authority Negotiations and project management.

Our team of Registered Planners are experienced in matters relating to development approvals, complying and exempt developments, section 96 amendments and matters relating to Bushfire BAL ratings.

Senior Planner Ed Munday is currently a planning examiner for the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information examinations.

Planning Portal Solutions

Kerrie Whereat

Tel: 0401 633 368

admin@planningportalsolutions.com

www.planningportalsolutions.com

PO Box 252 Maitland 2320

Planning Portal Solutions manage the entire process for submitting applications through the Planning Portal. Each process starts with initial CDC check to assess what your project requires. Planning Portal Solutions will manage your project for Development Applications, Constructions Certificates, Complying Development Certificates, PC appointment & Occupation Certificates.

The Planning Portal NSW is complicated enough creating added stress trying to navigate it, while also managing your documentation. Planning Portal Solutions has the staff and experience you need to navigate the complete approval process.

Private certification services

Name Address Details 

Buildcert

Kaine Tarlinton

Tel: (02) 4969 6995

info@buildcert.com.au

www.buildcert.com.au

104 Hannell St, Wickham NSW 2293

Buildcert is the industry leading building approval and private certification service provider. Their private building certifiers and expert consultants will provide clear guidance and practical solutions for your residential & commercial development.

Buildcert partner with a vast range of clients from builders, developers, architects, building designers, homeowners and other industry professionals.

Modern Certification

Ripp Stewart

Mob: 0429 950 880

ripp@moderncertification.com.au

www.moderncertification.com.au

62 Smith St, Merewether NSW 2291

Modern Certification has over 15 years of construction experience. Owner/Director Ripp Stewart specialises in fast, easy and professional building approvals for all residential building work including new homes, renovations, swimming pools, retaining walls, granny flats, sheds and garages, decks, patios and pergolas. His aim is to keep your project flowing smoothly from conception to completion.

We’re here to provide you with the advice you need to succeed on your next building project. Modern Certification have the knowledge to provide you with the right advice and guide you through the entire construction process from start to finish.

Quantity surveying

Name Address Details 

Vasey Consulting Quantity Surveyors

Robert Vasey 

Tel: (02) 4950 0190

Mob: 0455 586 961

robert@vaseyconsulting.com.au

www.vaseyconsulting.com.au

3/14 Tyrrell St, Wallsend NSW 2287

Vasey Consulting Quantity Surveyors have been providing construction cost advice to public & private Clients including Builders, Developers, Financial Institutions, Local, State & Federal Governments for over 23 years on a range of projects in the Residential, Commercial, Industrial & Infrastructure sectors with construction values exceeding $100 billion.

Vasey Consulting provides a new level of service in Quantity Surveying to its Clients. All our staff are hands on, site experienced Quantity Surveyors, Engineers, Estimators & Project Managers that look at the detail, apply their own experience & develop practical solutions & advice for your project.

Recruitment

Name Address Details 

MAP Recruitment

Mark Pippen

Tel: (02) 4942 1154 

mark@maprecruit.net

www.maprecruit.net

49 Hexham St Kahibah NSW 2290

Whatever role you need filled, they can give you access to a wide range of talented people of varying skills and experience. Industries they recruit for:

  • Building and construction
  • Manufacturing and industrial
  • Trades and labour
  • Warehousing and distribution
  • Office support

Surveying

Name Address Details 

Le Mottee Group

Paul Le Mottee

Tel: (02) 4987 1748

www.lemottee.com

4/199 Adelaide St, Raymond Terrace NSW 2324

Le Mottee Group has been established in Newcastle and the Hunter since 1991. Le Mottee Group has experience across all size of projects, from family homes, units, blocks of land and large scale projects.

Le Mottee Group offers a multi-disciplined service that provides a single point of contact for clients on services such as town planning, surveying, strata certification, project management, ecology, civil engineering and bushfire assessment.

Parker Scanlon Pty Ltd

Mark Scanlon

Tel: (02) 4969 6995

surveys@parkerscanlon.com.au

www.parkerscanlon.com.au

17 William St, Hamilton NSW 2303

Parker Scanlon is a professional consultancy firm that serve builders, developers and local government authorities between the central coast, North coast and Hunter regions. The areas of speciality include Development Applications, feasibility studies, bushfire assessments, Government Authority Negotiations and project management.

Our team of Registered Planners are experienced in matters relating to development approvals, complying and exempt developments, section 96 amendments and matters relating to Bushfire BAL ratings.

Senior Planner Ed Munday is currently a planning examiner for the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information examinations.

To find out more, contact HIA Building and Planning Services.

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