FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do you do?
We’re your building and construction lawyers in Queensland. As building and construction lawyers, we focus on practising in our specific area of the law, which is building and construction law. Here in Queensland, we perform contract work (drafting and reviews) and litigation work (disputes, adjudication) for our building and construction clients. Our clients come to us from across all parts of Queensland, and from outside the state and across Australia too.
What can't you do?
For legal work we don’t perform (such as conveyancing, environmental, human resources, tax, company, etc...), we can refer you to other law firms which can carry out the work for you. As a general rule, we don’t act for builders, but there are other law firms who do, so for builders who approach us we refer them on to other firms, back to QBCC or to their industry associations for help.
What happens when I engage your services?
In compliance with the Queensland Law Society’s strict requirements, we are clear and transparent about our legal fees when people or organisations consider engaging us to work on their matters.
What are your working hours?
We work Monday to Friday, our business hours are 9am to 5pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time).
What community interests do you support?
A sample of the community interests we support include:
Who do you help?
As building lawyers, we help homeowners and home investors with their building projects. As construction lawyers, we help subcontractors, trade contractors and developers with their construction projects and construction industry businesses.
Who are your alliance partners?
ARC Solutions - Information security and risk management
All Inspect - Building and termite inspections
Why should I choose your firm to work for me?
Along with this question, you may also want to ask "How do I know you'll understand me and my interests in my legal matters?" and "How will I know and understand the legal advice you give me?".
We keep up to date with building and construction law;
We speak and understand the language of the building and construction industry;
We are entrenched in the building and construction industry through our team’s members' industry training, professional training and business training;
We are entrenched in the building and construction industry through our team's members' life and business experiences (members of the team having built or renovated homes, been raised in families earning livelihoods within the industry, or having previously worked for businesses in the industry prior to joining our team); and
We are entrenched in the building and construction industry physically because we choose to have our head office based in an industrial zone ( Enterprise St, Cleveland 4163).
Why is getting legal advice worth the costs involved?
Getting good and proactive frontend legal advice about your building and construction risks and problems before they happen is less expensive and more cost effective than waiting for those risks to turn into big problems and disputes.
Have you any testimonials from your clients?
We have testimonials from some of our clients published on our website.
Where can I find information on your team?
Please visit our Meet Our Team page.
Where are you located?
Our head office is located at Unit 2, 34 Enterprise Street, Cleveland, Redland City, 4163, Queensland.
Is Aitchison Reid involved with the Building Industry Fairness Reforms Implementation and Evaluation Panel?
Minister's statement in Parliament, at 1 hr, 26 mins, 19 sec: http://tv.parliament.qld.gov.au/?reference=0Mba20180612_100800
Minister's statement in Hansard, at page 1393: https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/documents/hansard/2018/2018_06_12_DAILY.pdf
Aitchison Reid's media release: https://www.subcontractors.arbuildinglaw.com.au/single-post/2018/06/13/Media-Release-Fionna-Reid-named-on-State-Government-panel