Our construction dispute resolution team have an array of experience in assisting our clients to anticipate and prevent construction disputes before they take form, as well as providing expert advice at all levels of any construction dispute.
Construction projects are by nature complex, usually involving numerous parties down a chain of subcontractors as well as parties who have funded projects, architects, land agents and various other interested parties. This unfortunately means that some form of dispute is likely to arise over the course of a project, which can have significant adverse effect on the budget and schedule of a construction project.
We are able to help clients identify potential issues early on in order to avoid litigation and have experience dealing with sector specific forms of alternative dispute resolution, such as Mediation, Expert Determination and Conciliation and in particular, Adjudication.
We have experience in assisting clients on a range of construction disputes both small and large scale and tailor our approach to your specific situation. Our strong expert knowledge enables us to settle the vast proportion of disputes, however we have numerous capable lawyers with experience in complex litigation, should this prove necessary.
We make it possible by advising you on:
- Claims for extensions of time or variations
- Disputes arising out of Payment Notices and Pay Less Notices
- Claims by Contractors for unpaid fees and valuations
- Warranty claims
- Claims by Employers for defective works
- Professional negligence in construction
- Recently successfully defended a smash and grab adjudication in relation to a payment notice in excess of £600,000.
- Acted on behalf of the Responding Party in the reported case of Clark Partnership Ltd v Dock St PCT Ltd  EWHC 2923 (TCC).
- Acted on behalf of the Referring Party in the reported case of Parkwood Leisure Ltd v Laing O’Rourke Wales and West Ltd  EWHC 2665 (TCC), where the test of whether a collateral warranty on a building contract where no payment was considered.