At William Roger Stone Lawyers, we recognise that the landscape of the building industry is complex and ever-changing. We pride ourselves on being well-versed in addressing the diverse challenges that can arise throughout building and construction projects. Whether it’s negotiating contracts, resolving disputes, or ensuring compliance with regulations – our team is dedicated to providing expert legal counsel at every stage of the construction process.


Our commitment to practicality is paired with our understanding of the unique demands within the building industry. We work closely with our clients to mitigate risks, ensuring that legal frameworks are not only adhered to but leveraged to foster successful project outcomes. Our approach goes beyond just legal representation; we strive to be proactive partners in our clients’ endeavours, anticipating challenges and providing strategic solutions to navigate them effectively.


Builders, developers, contractors, and stakeholders alike trust William Roger Stone Lawyers as their legal partner. Our deep understanding of building and construction law positions us as a valuable resource for those involved in construction projects. We are committed to upholding the highest standards of legal excellence, ensuring that our clients receive tailored guidance that aligns with their specific needs and contributes to the overall success of their projects.


Services We Provide

  • Pre-Contract Negotiations and Review
  • Bespoke Contract Drafting
  • Advising on Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act
  • Contracts Administration

Below are some select achievements of William Roger Stone Lawyers or our team:

Valencia v Blue Haven Pools South Pty Ltd [2018] NSWCATAP 274

Our principal appeared on behalf of the Builder in an appeal lodged by Homeowners seeking to overturn a decision of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal which found that the Builder was not liable with respect to numerous items of alleged defective works. Our Principal was able to successfully argue against the Appeal on the basis that the Homeowner did not have a valid appeal. Ultimately the Homeowner’s Appeal was dismissed.


Commenced Proceedings against a Builder for Homeowners alleging overpayment of the Builder for works performed and defective works. We were able to persuade the Tribunal that overpayment had occurred by reference to expert evidence as to the value of the work performed and otherwise demonstrated that the works were defective, noting the correct methodology for those works in accordance with Australian Standards. The Tribunal agreed with the Homeowner’s claim and awarded damages in the form of repayment of monies overpaid and the cost of rectification works.

Owners Corporation ats concreter (Resolved before hearing)

Acted on behalf of a Strata Corporation and successfully resolved Proceedings initially commenced by a Concreter for the balance of monies due for concrete Piering works performed at the strata complex. Our Principal filed a Cross-Application seeking significant defective works in response to the claim made by the Concreter. The Proceedings were resolved by way of consent between the parties, with a favourable outcome for the Strata Corporation.