Overview

We advise on complex contractual and professional negligence disputes in a broad range of sectors including energy (nuclear, renewables, energy from waste), transport, PPP/PFI, real estate, insurance, public procurement, health and safety and education.

We provide our clients with tailored solutions to their construction disputes. We have extensive experience of disputes aired via all forms of construction dispute resolution, such as litigation, adjudication and arbitration (international or domestic). Many of the disputes on which we work involve an international element.

Our construction dispute resolution lawyers offer flexible, risk based cost structures to meet your needs, including, where appropriate, fixed fees - to ensure you get the most valuable service when dealing with construction disputes.

“Each member punches above their weight. You get the impression that everyone knows exactly what they are doing” ~ Legal 500, 2021

Areas of focus

Our construction dispute resolution lawyers have expertise in a broad range of dispute resolution methods including the following:

  • Adjudication;
  • International and domestic arbitration;
  • Pre-Action Protocol for construction and engineering disputes;
  • Litigation in the Technology and Construction Court;
  • Troubleshooting advice on problematic legal issues as and when they arise on projects;
  • Industry specific procedures such as Expert Determination and Conciliation; and
  • Mediation.
Experience

Providing a JV with troubleshooting and dispute resolution advice in respect of a £4 billion infrastructure project.

Advising on construction disputes arising from a £340 million road improvement scheme. Assistance to date has included numerous adjudications, two arbitrations and ad hoc advice and support throughout.

Providing strategic troubleshooting advice to an international investor on the design and construction of its new £300 million headquarters, including negotiation of settlement terms.

Advising on the rectification of fire safety issues in respect of defective cladding at two high rise multi-occupancy residential buildings, including negotiating terms of settlement.

Advising on the resolution of a £15 million+ claim against a sub-contractor for defective piling at a sub-sea cable manufacturing facility, including Technology and Construction Court proceedings.

Advising on the interpretation of an EPC contract for the design and construction of an onshore windfarm, and the merits of a claim against the EPC contractor in respect of defects in the design and construction of the wind turbines and associated loss and expense.

Advising on disputes arising out of the design and construction of a multi-million pound nuclear fission research project.

Advising a developer on disputes arising on a luxury hotel project including the refurbishment and restoration of Grade 2 listed buildings.

Meet the team
Richard Adams

Richard Adams Partner

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Construction Disputes
  • Infrastructure
Steven James

Steven James Partner

  • Construction and Engineering 
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Construction Disputes
Marcus Harling

Marcus Harling Partner

  • Construction and Engineering 
  • Transport and Regeneration
  • Modern Methods of Construction
Jessica Evans

Jessica Evans Director

  • Construction and Engineering 
  • Construction Disputes 
  • PFI/PPP Projects
Tom Weld

Tom Weld Director

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Construction Disputes
  • Construction Procurement

What others say...

Best team in the business; creative in trying to solve problems rather than being prescriptive. Highly commercial which is a rare commodity with lawyers.
Legal 500, 2021

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