Our highly experienced construction lawyers use their considerable knowledge of the construction sector and modern dispute resolution methods to resolve construction disputes cost effectively and at an early stage.
We deal with all stages of construction disputes from initial advisory work and input in ongoing commercial negotiations on live projects through to complex adjudications and multi-party claims in the High Court’s Technology & Construction Court (TCC).
We have considerable experience in devising and implementing effective strategies to resolve disputes at an early stage, and regularly resolve complex disputes by way of negotiation or mediation.
As well as being an experienced negotiators, our specialists represent parties in adjudications and claims in the TCC, where they have particular experience in dealing with claims involving insolvency issues, complex professional negligence claims arising from design failings, and claims against insurers.
Where formal legal processes are required, we minimise the disruption, ensure their cost-effectiveness and get you the best commercial result.
The vast majority of construction disputes can be resolved at an early stage without recourse to formal legal processes. But only if they’re tackled before they have escalated or had a knock-on effect on other aspects of the project. A call to one of our construction lawyers early on can avoid relationships deteriorating and costs escalating, resulting in enormous damage to the project.
We identify the most appropriate way of tackling the construction dispute. Our aim is to contain its scope and minimise its impact on the project and your business. We adopt an entirely bespoke approach, recognising that the dynamics of each project and those involved can vary.
Where appropriate, we work closely with our network of leading experts on liability / technical issues, delay analysts, quantum experts and leading construction barristers in order to put together a formidable team to suit your dispute.
We act regularly for clients in adjudications. In the right circumstances, adjudication can give you a very rapid and cost effective way of having the dispute decided in your favour. We also act in relation to adjudication enforcement proceedings in the High Court.
We provide two types of construction adjudication service depending on the level of legal input you need:
- Full service: where we prepare the papers and see the construction adjudication process through from start to finish
- “Adjudication lite”: where we work with your in-house team, check the papers prepared by them, give our objective view from the adjudicator’s perspective and deal with any legal and procedural issues arising.