Construction disputes

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Even with careful drafting of contracts, and the best will in the world, costly construction disputes still arise. The successful resolution of these is crucial to completing projects on time and to budget.

Construction projects are highly complex due to the scope and nature of work that is carried out by companies in this sector. Disputes in construction can happen as there are multiple parties involved in each project and various legal factors at play that can affect contracts and other documents related to the relationship between parties.

We handle the full range of contentious construction disputes, regularly undertaking work in dealing with disputes in construction in diverse jurisdictions including Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.

How do we settle construction disputes?

Our construction disputes team bring and defend claims in all types of construction, engineering and technical disputes, especially in the Technology and Construction Courts. These vary from simple claims on standard forms of contracts, to complex specialist technical claims and range from relatively low-value claims to multi-million pound, multi-party construction disputes.

We put in place cost-effective strategies to successfully achieve our clients’ objectives, advising on all forms of dispute resolution including mediation, adjudication, arbitration, litigation and more informal methods. Where appropriate we will utilise alternative dispute resolution methods – where this is the best option for our clients – as a number of our partners are accredited mediators.

They are one of the very well-established construction players, and have been for many years.
Chambers, UK, 2018

Our work covers construction disputes arising from civil engineering issues, such as urban regeneration, roadways, bridges and tunnels, as well as the more common claims arising from construction and engineering projects. 

Non-contentious construction work

Our Construction team advise on all kinds of construction projects for contractors, developers and housebuilders and have experience in dealing with international construction projects. 

Who do we help deal with construction disputes?

Clients we help resolve construction disputes include housebuilders, local authorities and developers as well as contractors, sub contractors and professional consultants. We offer a tailored approach, providing clients across all sectors with valuable resolutions. 


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