Construction disputes between main contractors and sub-contractors are a widespread occurrence.
The direct cost of disputes is significant; they are time-consuming, reduce profits, affect productivity, cause significant stress and divert resources from profitable work and damage relationships.
Despite this, disputes remain prevalent and entrenched in the industry.
We act for specialist contractors, sub-contractors, trade contractors and works contractors to resolve issues and disputes which arise during construction projects.
There are many issues that can arise on construction projects but we always maintain the bigger picture and focus on your agenda and what is important to you.
We have had numerous successes in recovering payments and outstanding retentions, in pursuing claims for extensions of time and loss and expense and in resolving final account disputes and if necessary, adjudication proceedings.
Adjudication proceedings have become increasingly complex and it is key to have the right support. You should be fully confident that your legal advisors have the resources, skills and knowledge to bring and defend adjudications on time and on budget.
We have recent experience in advising a client on the release of a retention where the payment terms were not in compliance with legislation without the need to issue proceedings.
Our team are specialists who can free up your time so that you can concentrate on what you do best. You can be confident that you will be given the solutions you need when you need them.
We won’t pressure you with sales talk or simply give you the options. We will listen to your problem and provide you with advice as to your best course of action.
We have successfully assisted a sub-contractor without the need for formal proceedings in respect of a final account settlement which included issues as to what the parties agreed which resulted in practical problems being encountered by the parties and a claim for liquidated and general damages for a delay to completion.