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Hunter professional services list

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

Hunter professional services list

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

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.

Newcastle based solicitors

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Arch.law
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P: 02 4961 0002

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.

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Fletcher Pidcock
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Nick Pidcock

P: 02 4927 8835
M: 0468 996 695

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.

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Morrissey Law Advisory
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Hamish Geddes

Michael Morrissey

P: 02 4038 1620
W: 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.

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Mullane & Lindsay
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David Collins 

P: 02 4928 7300
E: David.Collins@mullanelindsay.com.au
W: mullanelindsay.com.au

3/418 Hunter Street
Newcastle NSW 2300

Mullane & Lindsay offers a comprehensive range of legal services with expertise in construction and commercial litigation, property, and commercial law. We have served Newcastle and the Hunter for over 40 years and have significant experience in successfully defending builders throughout Australia. We advise on claims about inspections; Security of Payments; defects, variations, site conditions, delay, contract drafting and administration. 

We have over 25 years of experience as a Lawcover panel member defending claims of all levels against solicitors.

David Collins is one of several accredited mediators in the firm and can assist in resolving conflicts outside of the court or tribunal process.  

We provide practical advice and solutions focused strategy, to achieve effective and commercial resolutions for our clients.

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Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers
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Sam Roberts

Ned Mortensen

P: 1300 553 343
E: hello@rcm.com.au
W: robertslegal.com.au

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

We are a leading specialist business and litigation law firm delivering accessible big firm expertise with a personal client experience that is first class. Our expert Building & Construction team is headed by Ned Mortensen, an Accredited Adjudicator with Adjudicate Today, and 3 Accredited Specialists in Commercial Litigation, making us one of the most recognised Building & Construction Law teams in NSW. Ned also holds dual qualifications in Law and Construction Management after 20 years of working as a project manager and expert witness. We have offices in Sydney and Newcastle, contact us on 1300 553 343 for a Free Case Evaluation.

Business recovery & insolvency

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Jirsch Sutherland
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Bradd Morelli

P: 02 4965 6500
W: 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.

Accountants

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Cutcher & Neale
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P: 02 4961 0002

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.

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LeVeon Business Advisors
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Rod Schuback 

P: 0488 008 259
E: rod@leveon.com.au
W: 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

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Sorensen Design & Planning
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Adrian Sorensen

P: 02 4982 0885
E: adrian@sorensendesign.com.au
W: 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.

Estimating services

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Proconstruct Services
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Kim Gritten

P: 0432 597 596
E: admin@proconstructservices.com.au
W: 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

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Le Mottee Group
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Paul Le Mottee

P: 02 4987 1748
W: 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.

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Modern Certification
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Ripp Stewart

P: 0429 950 880
E: ripp@moderncertification.com.au
W: 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.

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Planning Portal Solutions
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Kerrie Whereat

P: 0401 633 368
E: admin@planningportalsolutions.com
W: planningportalsolutions.com

PO Box 252
Maitland NSW 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

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Buildcert
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Kaine Tarlinton

P: 02 4969 6995
E: info@buildcert.com.au
W: 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.

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Modern Certification
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Ripp Stewart

P: 0429 950 880
E: ripp@moderncertification.com.au
W: 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

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Vasey Consulting Quantity Surveyors
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Robert Vasey

P: 02 4950 0190
M: 0455 586 961
E: robert@vaseyconsulting.com.au
W: 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

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MAP Recruitment
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Mark Pippen

P: 02 4942 1154
E: mark@maprecruit.net
W: 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
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Quality People and Training Solutions (QPTS)
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Mark Seery
Business Development Manager

P: 1800 549 778
M: 0437 356 484
E: mseery@qpts.com.au
W: qpts.com.au

1/380Hunter Street
Newcastle West NSW 2300

Quality People and Training Solutions (QPTS) offer specialised support to our customers by sourcing staff across different industry segments, and by recruiting, deploying, and maintaining a mobile international workforce. QPTS is also a private Registered Training Organisation (RTO), providing quality assured and nationally recognized training to our workforce and customers.

We offer:

  • fixed recruitment
  • on hire recruitment
  • training - RTO
  • HR outsourced

Surveying

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Le Mottee Group
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Paul Le Mottee

P: 02 4987 1748
W: 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.

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Parker Scanlon
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Mark Scanlon

P: 02 4969 6995
E: surveys@parkerscanlon.com.au
W: 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.

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