Construction, Building and Engineering Dispute Resolution Solicitors
Lupton Fawcett’s commercial dispute resolution team has specialist lawyers who act on behalf of all clients within the construction, building and engineering industries.
Legal disputes of any kind can not only be costly and time-consuming but incredibly stressful as well. For professional advice on all types of construction and engineering related disputes, and to avoid delays to your project and escalating costs, contact our team of trusted solicitors today, for a quick and effective resolution.
Our Commercial Dispute Services
At Lupton Fawcett we will take our time to get to know you and to fully understand your particular circumstances so that we can provide the best legal advice and support possible. We are highly skilled in managing all manner of disputes and have a wealth of experience when it comes to dealing with the most complex and contentious of issues.
Our commercial dispute solicitors can provide advice on all types of construction, building and engineering related disputes including:
- Outstanding payments
- Extensions of time
- Associated loss and expense caused by delay or disruption to a building project
- Defective workmanship
- Liquidated damages
- Associated costs of carrying out additional works or variations under a contract
- General property damage
- Disputes over interim and final accounts and/or certification
- Enforcement of adjudicators’ decisions
- Professional negligence claims against building professionals such as architects, surveyors and engineers.
Whatever the nature of your dispute, we will take the course of action that best fits with your commercial objectives. This does not necessarily mean resorting immediately to adjudication or litigation through the courts, as we will first seek to find amicable solutions in the best interests of everyone involved. We excel in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and frequently help clients to reach satisfactory agreements through methods such as negotiation, arbitration and mediation, keeping time and legal costs to a minimum.
Where a resolution cannot be found through ADR, you can have confidence that the commercial dispute lawyers at Lupton Fawcett are tenacious and proficient litigators. It is essential that you have a legal team you can trust to present your case in the right way. We are thorough and meticulous in our preparation and are clear and considered in our court room arguments.
We are tactical and skilled, consistently outthinking others to put you ahead and our results speak for themselves.
We are able to bring a claim on your behalf or defend you against one, working with architects, surveyors and other professionals to gather compelling evidence and build a robust case. We are not afraid to go into battle on your behalf and will firmly and rigorously represent you in a court of law but only when it is the right decision to do so. We will thoroughly review and evaluate all the specific details surrounding your dispute and will advise you on the best course of action to give you the greatest chance of a successful outcome.
Whatever the best means of approach, we will work diligently to secure you a quick and fair resolution to keep your project on schedule and within budget.
We regularly advice clients including:
- Property owners from both the private and public sectors
- Property developers
- Contractors and sub-contractors
- Suppliers and service providers
- Professionals including construction workers, engineers, surveyors and architects.
The breadth and depth of our knowledge and experience in this area is second to none. We have successfully helped many clients with their disputes and we can help you too.
How to Make a Building, Construction or Engineering Claim
The first thing to do is to refer to the contract to determine if this stipulates what method of dispute resolution must be used. Often a contract will state that the dispute must be referred to adjudication.
The sooner you act however the better, to avoid the problem escalating, delays to the project and the subsequent increase in costs including legal fees.
Early intervention also increases the likelihood that an amicable agreement can be secured without the need for lengthy and protracted court proceedings.
When bringing or defending a claim for any sort of building, construction or engineering dispute, there is a certain procedure that must be followed so it is advisable that you take legal advice at the earliest opportunity, to avoid costly mistakes.
Why Choose Lupton Fawcett?
For a friendly, helpful and professional team of solicitors, look no further than Lupton Fawcett. Widely regarded throughout the industry as one of the leading full-service law firms, we are extremely proud of our Yorkshire roots and values, while maintaining a national outlook, which allows us to help clients across the UK.
We are accredited by the Legal 500 and Chambers UK directories for our excellent legal provision, and are renowned for delivering the highest levels of customer care and service.
Our clients are at the centre of all we do and by working with us, you will have access to some of the best legal professionals in the business who are adept at finding the most constructive approach to fully benefit both your personal and commercial interests.
We recognise that no two disputes and situations are the same and will provide you with a fully personalised and bespoke service from highly qualified and experienced legal specialists. You will find us easily contactable and highly responsive, providing the straightforward answers you need in clear language you understand, free of any technical jargon, so that you are certain of your position throughout the process.
We are good people who are good at what we do and we genuinely want to help. We are proactive and motivated and will work tirelessly to get you to where you want to be.
We firmly believe that everyone should have access to leading legal representation and have created a series of flexible payment options so that, regardless of your circumstances, there will be a payment plan to suit.
We are renowned for providing and value for money and are proud to deliver an exceptional legal service for an affordable price. We are always fully upfront and transparent about all the costs involved and will discuss everything with you so that you are fully in control and can find the best option for you and your budget.
We provide advice on a wide range of legal issues to clients around Yorkshire and beyond from our offices in Leeds, York and Sheffield.
We have spent over one hundred years using our legal skills to help you through difficult, complicated or emotional times. Within every area of law, we put your interests first.
We provide a personalised service, with sector specialists and extensive resources to ensure we are giving you the best solutions to your problems.
Lupton Fawcett have long been recognised for our expertise in construction disputes.
Our Business Dispute Solicitors act regularly for clients across the United Kingdom including Bradford, Birmingham, Hull, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Nottingham.
Our team of experienced Construction Dispute Lawyers can support your needs wherever you live in England, Wales & Northern Ireland.
Call today or complete the enquiry form and we will get back in touch with you quickly. We will always respond promptly, and we will be happy to help.