Construction Dispute Resolution Solicitors - Our Panel of Experts

Construction dispute resolution refers to the processes and methods used to resolve conflicts and disagreements that may arise during a construction project. These disputes can involve a wide range of issues, such as contractual disagreements, design changes, delays, cost overruns, quality of work, and more. Effective dispute resolution is essential in the construction industry to ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of all parties involved.

Our panel of construction dispute solicitors play a critical role in helping clients navigate the legal complexities of the construction industry, ensuring compliance with regulations, protecting their rights, and resolving disputes efficiently whilst keeping legal costs at a minimum. Given the regulatory nature of the construction sector, having legal representation with expertise in this field is essential for individuals and companies involved in construction activities.

If you are looking for an expert construction dispute solicitor or would like more information on our services, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team today.

Types of construction disputes

Construction disputes can arise in various aspects of a construction project, often due to differences in interpretation, performance issues, contractual disagreements, or unexpected challenges. Construction dispute resolution solicitors deal with a range of disputes including:

  1. Payment Disputes: These often revolve around issues related to payment for services and materials. It can include disputes over progress payments, delays in payments, non-payment for completed work, or disputes regarding the valuation of work done.
  2. Delay and Time Overrun Disputes: These disputes occur when a construction project is delayed, and the parties involved disagree on the causes of the delay, responsibility for the delay, and the resulting financial impacts.
  3. Defective Work and Quality Disputes: These disputes arise when there are allegations of subpar or defective work, deviations from agreed-upon quality standards, or disputes over the quality of materials used in construction.
  4. Change Order Disputes: Change orders involve alterations or additions to the original scope of work, and disputes can occur when the parties disagree on the need for changes, the scope of changes, or the associated costs.
  5. Breach of Contract: Disputes may arise when one or more parties fail to meet their obligations as specified in the construction contract, which can include failing to deliver materials, perform work, or adhere to project specifications.
  6. Design and Specification Disputes: These include disputes arising over the design or specifications of the project. Contractors may argue that the design is flawed or unworkable, while owners may claim that contractors deviated from the agreed-upon plans.

What can construction dispute resolution solicitors do?

Construction dispute resolution solicitors play a pivotal role in helping parties resolve construction disputes efficiently and effectively. They provide legal expertise and support throughout the process, and their assistance can be instrumental in achieving a favourable outcome.

Solicitors are well-versed in construction law, contract law, and relevant regulations. They can analyse the legal aspects of the dispute and provide clients with a clear understanding of their rights and obligations.

Solicitors assess the merits of the dispute, the strengths and weaknesses of each party’s position, and potential risks. This evaluation helps clients make informed decisions about how to proceed.

Construction dispute resolution solicitors can engage in early stage negotiations on behalf of their clients, working to find common ground and reach a settlement. They use their negotiation skills to resolve disputes amicably and cost-effectively.

Construction dispute resolution solicitors can also assist in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as mediation or arbitration. In these cases, construction solicitors can represent their client during the ADR process. They can prepare arguments and present evidence to facilitate discussions between the parties. In terms of arbitration, construction solicitors will attempt to get a positive binding decision for their clients.

If the construction dispute escalates to litigation, solicitors handle the legal proceedings on behalf of their clients. They draft legal documents, present arguments in court, and advocate for their clients before a judge or jury. Solicitors conduct legal research to support their arguments and stay updated on relevant case law, statutes, and regulations that may impact the dispute.

Why choose Expert Commercial Law?

If you are looking to make a construction related claim, Expert Commercial Law can assist you with our panel of cost-effective construction dispute resolution solicitors.

The regulations surrounding the construction industry can be complex. A solicitor experienced in construction law will understand the intricacies of industry regulations, ensuring that your claim is based on accurate legal principles.

A solicitor can negotiate on your behalf. They can advocate for your rights and work towards a resolution that compensates you appropriately.

We are not a firm of solicitors; however, we have a panel of commercial law solicitors who are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. If you contact us in relation to a commercial law case, we will pass your case onto a panel firm.

Our solicitors can also help with a number of other commercial claims, such as partnership disputesbreach of contract and CCJ removal

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