Construction Disputes, Types of Construction Disputes, Expert Legal Advice

Construction Disputes

Disagreements in constructions projects can lead to financial costs, delays, and potentially legal action. Resolving construction disputes quickly is crucial in any build. Our team have 4 decades of experience and have acted for property owners, contractors, architects, and suppliers. If you are facing a construction dispute in England & Wales, don’t hesitate to instruct our experienced team of construction lawyers for their opinion.

If you are involved in a construction project in the UK and find yourself facing legal issues, our team of experienced construction lawyers can help. We specialise in handling construction disputes and providing expert advice on construction law matters. Our dedicated team understands the complexities of the construction industry and has a proven track record of successfully resolving construction disputes for our clients. Our cases are lead by a very experienced and leading construction barrister with supported by our senior partner.

With 4 decades of experience and extensive knowledge of the UK construction sector and the applicable laws and regulations, we are well-equipped to handle a wide range of construction disputes. Some of our lawyers are themselves directors of UK Property development companies.

Our Delay & Disruption Expertise

Our Construction law barrister is heavily skilled author with 40 years of expertise in property-related Arbitration, Adjudication and Mediation work. He is available to review your case for an initial discounted fixed fee conference with our senior partner (a dual-qualified solicitor and barrister who is also a property developer). Together they provide our property litigation clients with practical legal advice from the outset, when it matters the most. Get in touch on 02071830529 or click below:

We advise owners, employers, developers, contractors, sub-contractors and construction professionals (including architects and surveyors) in relation to litigation in both residential and commercial construction projects. Our team advise on:

  • the terms of construction contracts (eg Joint Contracts Tribunal, Institution of Civil Engineers or Federation of Master Builders)
  • payment disputes under construction contracts
  • disputes relating to defective works or remedial works
  • disputes relating to final accounts, including delay and extension of time claims
  • adjudication, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
  • professional negligence on construction projects
  • contractor or employer insolvency
  • retention of title claims

Our Approach to Solving Your Dispute

Our objective is to assist clients in proactively preventing disputes or swiftly resolving them. Our services are customised to suit your unique case circumstances. We offer business-oriented guidance to secure the optimal result for our clients.

We represent various employer and contractor clients under a broad retainer arrangement, enabling us to provide counsel on construction law matters as they emerge. We are open to exploring alternative funding options when appropriate.

Our Construction Dispute Services:

  • Construction Contract Disputes: We assist clients in resolving disputes arising from construction contracts, including issues related to contract interpretation, scope of work, delays, payment disputes, variations, and termination.
  • Construction Defect Claims: Our team helps clients navigate construction defect claims, such as structural deficiencies, design errors, faulty workmanship, and defective materials, seeking fair compensation and remedial measures.
  • Professional Negligence: If you have suffered losses due to the negligence of architects, engineers, surveyors, or other construction professionals, we can help you pursue professional negligence claims and secure appropriate remedies.
  • Adjudication and Arbitration: We have extensive experience in construction dispute resolution methods, including adjudication and arbitration. Our lawyers are skilled in presenting your case effectively and maximising your chances of a favourable outcome.
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution: We understand that litigation can be time-consuming and costly. Therefore, we explore alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, to help our clients reach mutually acceptable resolutions efficiently.

Key Issues in Construction Disputes:

  • Delays and Extensions of Time: Delays in construction projects can have significant financial implications. Our team can advise you on matters related to project delays, extensions of time, liquidated damages, and disruption claims.
  • Payment Disputes: We assist clients in resolving payment disputes, including issues related to progress payments, final accounts, variations, and retention sums.
  • Design and Building Defects: Construction projects can face challenges related to design defects, substandard workmanship, and non-compliance with building regulations. Our lawyers have the expertise to tackle these issues effectively.
  • Insurance Claims: We can guide you through insurance claims involving construction projects, including professional indemnity insurance, public liability insurance, and latent defects insurance.

Instructing our Construction Lawyers

Our team of construction lawyers has a deep understanding of construction law and extensive experience in handling construction disputes in the UK. We provide personalised legal advice and strategies tailored to the unique circumstances of your construction dispute, ensuring the best possible outcome for your case.

We are committed to clear and transparent client communication, with the goal of assisting clients in understanding their choices and preventing or resolving disputes at the earliest opportunity. In addition to examining legal rights and potential remedies, our guidance centers on practical actions aimed at securing the most favorable outcome for the client.

Instruct our London Construction Solicitors & Barristers

With over 4 decades of experience in our team, if you are facing a construction dispute in the UK, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced team of construction lawyers. We offer a comprehensive range of legal services and will work diligently to protect your rights and interests. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your construction dispute needs.

We advise owners, employers, developers, contractors, sub-contractors and construction professionals (including architects and surveyors) in relation to disputes arising from both residential and commercial construction projects.

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We analyse your case prospects. We deliver strategic legal advice at your first fixed fee meeting. We get optimal legal results. Want our opinion on your case? Click below or call our lawyers in London on ☎ 02071830529