Overview

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. 

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

Advising a local authority on two adjudications arising under a complex PFI agreement for the design, construction and operation of 7 schools. The successful result achieved for the client resulted in not only significant savings for the client, but also potential ramifications for the wider industry.

Advising on complex entitlement to several million pounds’ worth of compensation events arising out of a contract with a national utility provider. This necessitated seven adjudications, involving a complex mix of factual, technical and legal issues, and detailed delay and quantum expert evidence.

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 cross-border disputes arising out of the design and construction of a ground-breaking, multi-million pound nuclear fusion 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
  • Energy and Utilities Disputes
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 Partner

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

Tom Weld Director

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Construction Disputes
  • Construction Procurement
Lauren Luscombe

Lauren Luscombe Director

  • Infrastructure 
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Transport 

What others say...

An excellent and responsive team who are a pleasure work with. Make the complicated clear and simple as it can be, giving clear direction and focusing on the end game. Great thinkers and strategists.
Legal 500, 2022

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