Construction, building and engineering disputes

Construction disputes and adjudication

Our Dispute Resolution team has specialist lawyers who act on behalf of clients within the construction, building and engineering industries including property owners, property developers, contractors and sub-contractors and professionals including construction workers, engineers, surveyors and architects.

We are 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.

How we can help

Our solicitors can provide advice on all types of construction, building and engineering related disputes including:

  • outstanding payments;
  • 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;
  • adjudications
  • enforcement of adjudicators’ decisions; and
  • professional negligence claims against building professionals such as architects, surveyors and engineers.
  • Whatever the nature of your construction 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 commercial solutions in the best interests of the client. 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 our commercial dispute lawyers 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 able to bring a claim on your behalf or defend you against one, working with specialist construction counsel, architects, surveyors and other professionals to gather compelling evidence and build a robust case.

    Call us on 0333 323 5292 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.

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