The sheer scale and complexity of many construction projects, and the number of parties involved, mean that delays and disputes are common.
We are able to help our clients identify problems, resolve disputes and implement solutions efficiently and with as little further disruption to progress as possible.
We have advised clients in construction disputes over a wide range of issues including weak piling, leaking cladding, defective electrical equipment, inadequate waterproofing, air conditioning, waste processing plant, rammed earth walls and even Japanese knotweed.
We also assist our clients in making or defending both claims for extensions of time and loss and expense claims arising from delay or disruption. We represent consultants in relation to fee claims and bring actions or defend them in relation to professional negligence claims.
Our support ranges from initial troubleshooting through to alternative dispute resolution, mediation, adjudication, arbitration and, where necessary, litigation. Given the nature of the sector we are frequently called on to act in multi-party disputes and in international arbitrations. Where issues arise that have both civil and criminal consequences, such as breaches of health and safety legislation, we can advise and represent clients in relation to both aspects of the claim.
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Strong practice that advises on a range of complex disputes in sectors as diverse as renewables, retail and residential. Has a varied purchaser-side client list.
Well-regarded practice with a purchaser-side focus. Advises on high-value transactional and contentious matters and often deals with leisure, infrastructure, energy and property development matters.
“The team provides a quality service and understands the importance of timely advice, pragmatic solutions and cost certainty.” “With Fladgate we can rest assured that each area of legal and contractual exposure has been methodically reasoned with appropriate advice and implementation.”
Fladgate LLP’s ‘cerebral and dedicated’ practice includes ‘incisive adviser’ Barry Hembling, who has been busy on behalf of Merlin Entertainments, advising on a portfolio of leisure-related construction projects globally. The team also has expertise in renewable energy and is acting for BTS Biogas on the construction of an anaerobic digestion plant in south Yorkshire. Gillian Birkby and Alan Woolston head the practice and handle a mix of contentious and non-contentious work. David Weare and Digby Hebbard are also well regarded.
Advises a range of clients on the drafting of contracts and contract-related disputes. Recently instructed by a number of high-profile clients in arbitrations and projects work.
Construction remains a significant feature of this firm, which fields lawyers covering the breadth of contentious and development work for a range of developers and funding bodies. It also boasts a range of contractors and consultants among its client base.
Clients appreciate the personalised service that this smaller firm is able to provide. It handles the full range of contentious and development-related matters for developers, funders, contractors and consultants.
Renewable energy projects are Fladgate LLP’s forte. The group defended Hitachi Zosen Inova against a £1.8m claim by a contractor relating to an energy-from-waste plant. Gillian Birkby leads the practice, which was joined by David Weare from Davies Arnold Cooper LLP.