We have extensive experience of claims management, dispute avoidance and resolution in the construction and infrastructure sector. We understand clients’ wish for claims and disputes to be professionally managed and settled in a cost-effective manner with discretion and confidentiality. Our professionals are available to support client teams at any stage of the project’s life cycle.
Our claims and dispute resolution consultants examine and analyse the cause and effect of events that give rise to delay and/or disturbance to the Works, prepare submissions and present cases. Our broad skills-set and expertise facilitate the analysis of contractual entitlement and causation allowing the quantification of the effects in pursuing, or defending, contractual claims. This evaluative discipline supported by the collation of evidential details and contemporaneous records ensures optimum solutions for our clients.
Our professionals are highly experienced in providing considered advice in submission drafting, the identification and application of relevant contractual provisions and advising on effective contract management procedures to significantly reduce the possibility of disputes. They have a detailed knowledge of the preparation, appraisal, defence, negotiation and management of claims for extension of time, prolongation, disruption, acceleration, loss of profit, loss and expense, and variations.
The effects of the COVID global pandemic are serious and potentially long-lasting. We ensure our team are up to date on current leading analysis and interpretation regarding possible construction law remedies and in providing agile solutions pursuant to amicable settlements.
Even with careful planning, disputes do unfortunately occur on construction projects. Our approach is to resolve disputes satisfactorily in a cost-effective manner and where practicable avoid formal proceedings. We act positively and decisively considering all available options to achieve the best possible results for our clients.
If formal action cannot be avoided, the benefits of our expert led consultants supporting clients’ arbitration and litigation in-house and external legal advisors, in large and complex cases, shall be tangible to our clients.
It is more common for Employers to seek the services of qualified claims professionals as part of their project teams to avoid, mitigate and resolve disputes particularly in large, complex projects. Where we are appointed in the early stages of project procurement, we have the contractual expertise to advise on appropriate contract selection and key terms, contract price and the optimum balance of risk between contracting parties.
At the same time, we possess the expertise to advise on and put in place the necessary contract administration procedures to ensure the contract operates smoothly, good relationships through party collaboration are maintained and our client’s contractual obligations are fully and properly discharged.
In addition, we encourage and seek to implement effective claims avoidance techniques on a regular basis including risk management, contract and specification reviews and third-party schedule reviews.