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Dispute Avoidance & Resolution and Expert Witness

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Dispute Avoidance & Resolution and Expert Witness

Setting up and managing construction contracts is a complex process and it’s important to understand the obligations a contract imposes and the associated risks. Our dedicated team can advise you at every stage of individual projects or large-scale programmes of work, from developing and drafting technical and contract requirements, to providing expert guidance during the delivery phase. If problems arise, our contract and claims specialists can support you in dispute avoidance, negotiation and resolution to enable positive outcomes.

Maintain business continuity

Specialist advice will help project teams deliver to contractual requirements and mitigate parties proceeding to dispute. Too often, this advice is obtained too late, causing disputes to escalate, resulting in parties spending significant amounts of time and money to defend their positions. Our in-house claims and contract specialists can advise you how to protect your interests and find a cost-effective solution to maintain business continuity.

Act early to mitigate risks

Seeking timely contractual advice at the earliest sign of an issue arising is crucial in mitigating risks. Besides limiting exposure to potential claims, early intervention will maintain good relationships and collaboration between parties, helping to avoid conflict and facilitate early resolution of disputes. Our contracts and claims specialists can step in and provide independent advice and practical solutions.

Respond to and resolve claims

Where matters between parties proceed to dispute, you will require specialist advice and support in formulation of, or reviewing and responding to, claims. With our team of claims specialists, working alongside legal advisors, we can support you in the management, negotiation and resolution of claims, either through mediation, conciliation, adjudication, arbitration or litigation.

Obtain expert industry advice

Where matters are referred to independent dispute resolution, you will need to appoint an independent advisor. Our subject matter experts provide guidance and objective opinion on quantum, delay and technical specialist areas. We can give advice at an early stage to maximise a possible bargaining position for negotiation, or produce a detailed report and give evidence in mediation, conciliation, adjudication, arbitration or litigation.

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