Construction disputes don't have to be resolved by litigation.

Mark Fletcher appears in The Solicitors Journal considering alternative methods for the resolution of construction disputes as well as the role of claims consultants who are not solicitors and the restrictions on the provision of reserved legal activities.

Could the construction legal services market provide an illustration of the liberalisation of legal services more generally and how solicitors and law firms need to respond?

Alternative dispute resolution forums: lessons from liberalisation is available to read on The Solicitors Journal website via subscription. 

Mark is a senior associate in the commercial litigation team. Mark advises on a broad range of disputes involving individuals, charities and businesses across a large number of business sectors, including construction, property development, IT, sports, events, hospitality, retail, medical and other legal professionals.