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.