We recognise disputes are damaging to projects and existing relationships, as well as disruptive to a client's ordinary business activities.
As such, our aim is to help our clients prevent disputes on major construction and engineering projects through appropriate procurement choices, and well-structured and managed projects.
However, we also recognise that, even on the best procured and well managed projects, disputes can arise. When they do, we have an extensive range of experience to draw on in resolving disputes in our clients’ interests. We focus our dispute resolution strategy on seeking to maximise the net recovery for our clients when bringing claims, and minimising or extinguishing their exposure when defending them.
Our dispute resolution experience covers mediation, adjudication, arbitration (domestic and international), expert determination, as well as bringing and defending claims brought in TCC court proceedings.
We have extensive relationships with world class technical experts and major consultancies in relation to assessing design defects, critical path analysis on time claims, and workmanship defects on building claims.
Our large team of specialist construction and engineering dispute resolution lawyers includes dual-qualified barristers and solicitors, dual-qualified solicitors and engineers, and accredited mediators and adjudicators.
We advise our clients on, and can offer a range of funding options for our dispute resolution services.
Acting for a long standing client on an arbitration claim in relation to the design, fabrication and construction of pipework and a mechanical erection at a Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal. We advised our client, the subcontractor, on the merits and strategy for arbitrating their claim.
Advising one of the world's largest technical services providers in relation to a potential county council dispute over allegations of negligent design in connection with an infrastructure project.
Acting for a major utilities client in relation to a £10 million adjudication concerning the performance of one of their framework contractors.
Acting for an energy sector client in relation to significant commissioning difficulties concerning a large scale new renewable energy facility.
Acting for a major caring homes developer in a substantial professional negligence claim relating to architectural, structural engineering, contract administration and quantity surveying services performed by a multi-disciplinary consultant in relation to the construction of a care home.