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.

Matters we advise on include:

  • the terms of construction contracts, including those produced by the Joint Contracts Tribunal and the Institution of Civil Engineers and Federation of Master Builders
  • the legal regimes applicable to construction operations
  • payment disputes under construction contracts
  • disputes relating to defective works/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 / employer insolvency
  • retention of title claims

Our approach

We aim to help clients avoid disputes or resolve them at an early stage. We offer a service tailored to the size and complexity of each case and provide practical and commercial advice to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

We act for a number of employer and contractor clients involved on the basis of a general retainer so that we can advise on construction law issues as and when they arise.

We are prepared to consider alternative forms of funding in appropriate circumstances.

Our team

  • Our specialist team consists of members of the Society of Construction Law and the Technology and Construction Solicitors Association (TeSCA).
  • We aim to help clients avoid disputes or resolve them at an early stage. As well as exploring legal rights and remedies, our advice focuses on the practical steps that will achieve the best possible outcome for the client.

ADR Group

Francesca Kaye and Richard Frimston trained as mediators with ADR Group qualifying in 1996. Jason Hunter trained as a mediator with ADR Group qualifying as a mediator in 1997.

www.adrgroup.co.uk

Society of Construction Law

Society of Construction Law has worked to promote for the public benefit education, study and research in the field of construction law and related subjects (including ADR, arbitration and adjudication), both in the UK and overseas.

www.scl.org.uk

TECSA

The Technology and Construction Solicitors' Association ("TeCSA") was established as the ORSA in 1990 to promote the interests of solicitors and their clients involved in litigation in the Technology and Construction Court, which involves construction, engineering, technology and IT disputes. TeCSA currently has over 250 members.

www.tecsa.org.uk

Charges are usually based on our hourly rates plus administrative charges and disbursements. We will provide you with an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this as your requirements or the circumstances of the work change.

We also have a flexible and innovative approach to litigation funding which enables us to offer our clients, in appropriate cases, a series of funding choices tailored to their particular requirements.  For further information please click on the litigation funding information sheet.

Commercial Litigation Funding Information Sheet

RICS Dispute Resolution

The RICS Dispute Resolution Professional Group is the home within RICS for members involved in all areas of dispute resolution including: Conflict avoidance Arbitration Adjudication Independent expert determination Mediation Expert witness and advocacy services The RICS Dispute Resolution Professional Group liaises closely with RICS Dispute Resolution Services (DRS) but the professional group's role is distinct from that of the DRS.

www.rics.org/disputeresolution

ADR Group

ADR Group is acknowledged nationally and internationally as a leading authority in mediation and other dispute resolution techniques. We are known for the quality service we continue to provide and have provided for the past 20 years.

www.adrgroup.co.uk

Society of Construction Law

Society of Construction Law has worked to promote for the public benefit education, study and research in the field of construction law and related subjects (including ADR, arbitration and adjudication), both in the UK and overseas.

www.scl.org.uk

TECSA

The Technology and Construction Solicitors' Association ("TeCSA") was established as the ORSA in 1990 to promote the interests of solicitors and their clients involved in litigation in the Technology and Construction Court, which involves construction, engineering, technology and IT disputes. TeCSA currently has over 250 members.

www.tecsa.org.uk

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)

Leading the field in dispute resolution and conflict management. The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) is an independent non-profit organisation with a public mission and supported by multinational business, law firms and public sector organisations.

www.cedr.co.uk