Construction Disputes

Given the nature of the construction industry and the number of parties typically involved in a project, disputes are unfortunately somewhat inevitable.

Our team understands how the construction industry works and the typical issues you may face on a project, whether that is a one-off residential project or a large commercial development. We focus on achieving a swift resolution in order to keep projects on track and to avoid any ‘knock on’ problems such as cashflow issues. We want to help you to avoid disputes, as well as help you to resolve them.

We act for many clients, both in bringing and defending claims, including developers, employers, contractors, sub-contractors as well as other professionals, such as architects and surveyors. The following are examples of issues that we regularly advise clients upon:

  • Construction contracts
  • Defects / Defective workmanship
  • Payment & debt recovery
  • Delays & Extensions of Time
  • Termination
  • LADs (Liquidated and Ascertained Damages)
  • Design issues
  • Collateral warranties
  • Professional negligence

We apply a modern approach to contentious disputes to achieve our client’s aims as commercially and quickly as possible for them. We aim to resolve matters through some form of alternative dispute resolution first and see litigation as a last resort, but will pursue whatever route necessary to achieve your objective.

Ways we can help you to resolve disputes:

  • Negotiation
  • Adjudication
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Litigation (including the Technology & Construction Court – a specialist part of the High Court) – ensuring compliance with the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes, as prescribed by the Court rules (Civil Procedure Rules 1998).
  • Enforcement proceedings

If you would like further information please contact one of our key people on 023 8033 4661 or click below to send an email.

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Construction – Notable Practitioner recognition “Mark James is a key contact for construction matters”

Chambers UK 2016