Construction Disputes

Unfortunately, disputes regularly occur in the construction industry. Such projects can run to strict budgets and timeframes and so when things go wrong we appreciate it can cause significant disruption and concern.  When they do, you need to know that they will be handled in a way that minimises that disruption to your business or cause unnecessary delays to your project.

When things do not go as planned the complex nature of the contractual documents as well as the sometimes numerous parties involved can make construction disputes complicated. We work closely with our Commercial Property and Corporate and Commercial Teams to cut through the complex factual or technical issues with a view to ensuring you are supported by a multi-departmental expert team of solicitors with a view to ensuring that you get the best tactical advice on your Construction Dispute. We take into consideration all of your circumstances, take the time to assess the inherent strengths or weaknesses of the case and consider with you the broader objectives to agree a way ahead which is mindful of the needs of the particular project in question.

Our construction clients range from small construction businesses to large national developers and include landowners of all sizes, employers, contractors, sub-contractors and professional consultants and advisors.

How can we help you?

Our team provides commercial, cost-effective and practical advice on all types of construction disputes with a view to achieving your objectives. We will work with you to advise and agree the best way ahead based on those objectives and your project generally, including:

  • Adjudication, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
  • Breach of contract
  • Contract/employer insolvency
  • Defective works/remedial works
  • Disruption, delay and extension of time claims
  • Liquidated damages claims
  • Payment disputes and debt recovery
  • Professional negligence
  • Retention of title claims