Dispute resolution

Construction disputes

Construction disputes

How we can help

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 construction disputes 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.

Charging information

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 read our commercial litigation funding information page

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Commercial litigation funding information

Secure funding solutions for dispute resolution in the UK—ensuring financial preparedness for favorable outcomes.

Get in touch

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our dispute resolution solicitors by email, by telephone on +44 (0)20 3826 7513 or complete our enquiry form below.

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