Disputes & Payment Issues

Construction Disputes, Payment Problems, Delay Claims, Damages Claims, 

We have a great deal of experience in claim preparation and defence, delay analysis and can expertly guide you through any of the below areas:

  • Quantum and disruption claims
  • Dispute avoidance
  • Delay Claims
  • Contractual advice and reviews
  • As built programming & delay analysis
  • Mediation
  • Adjudication

Construction is notorious for an industry where contracts are poorly formed, have onerous conditions, and due to the nature of construction is prone to over-runs, change and the like with corresponding additional costs and liabilities inevitably flowing from this. We’re on your side. We are currently assisting many companies that are suffering at the hands of some main contractor’s often somewhat questionable bullying tactics and have an excellent track record of significantly reducing the value, or even eliminating claims against subcontractors. We provide contractual and cost effective solutions without the expense of lawyers and the like for companies looking to recover loss and expense or damages or defend themselves from litigious behaviour. Like it or not disputes over contracts in the building, engineering and construction industry are fast becoming commonplace in business today.

We specialise in forensic delay analysis when contracts go wrong providing a third party view on the ‘true position’ of the dispute and advising clients of the best copiers of action to recovery. Following that we can the move onto:

Production of Loss & Expense Claims and forensic retrospective extension of time claims

Production and agreement of Final Accounts
Re-measurement
Resolution of existing ”problem” Final Accounts

We have a strongly held belief that for any potential dispute it is better to try and mediate a mutually beneficial outcome for all parties before it becomes more costly to resolve and we will seek the most commercial and cost effective route towards conflict avoidance or resolution. However, if the problem persists or becomes more serious our close alliance with David Curd of Gunnercooke  and Mark Smith at Keating Chambers enables us to escalate to adjudication any difficult projects to get a fair outcome – accordingly dispute resolution enquiries are most welcome.