Formal construction dispute resolution should be avoided wherever possible.
However, when commercial negotiations cannot be settled amicably, there are a number of possible methods available to settle the dispute. Which route you take will depend upon the contractual arrangements you have agreed.
The primary methods of deciding the outcome of a construction dispute used within the UK construction are:
Each of the above methods of dispute resolution has their own specific practices and procedures for commencing and managing the dispute to a desired outcome. However, they must all begin with a statement of claim. In the statement, the party bringing the claim must demonstrate their position. Once this is complete, one of the above can proceed. We can help ensure your statement of claim provides a strong and accurate case to the relevant body.
Lindford Consulting are able to provide a number of services in assisting contracting parties wishing to use one of the above methods depending on the dispute resolution used and the services required including, but not limited to, the following:
- Claims Preparation and Defence
- Adjudication Party Representative for either the Referring Party or the Responding Party
- Party Representative/advisor to a formal mediation
- Quantum Expert Advisor
- Quantum Expert Witness
By using Lindford Consulting, you can resolve current disputes quickly and effectively. Not only do we take away the burden and time of handling disputes, we also help maintain any relationships between parties so any damage is kept to a minimum.
In order to avoid unnecessary expense and delays, it’s important to get independent advice early as soon as the disputes arises. We are always happy to talk to you about any queries you have, just call us on 01727 861 510 or email [email protected]