Construction and engineering disputes

Disputes within the construction industry have a hugely disruptive effect upon your timescales and margins. It is therefore vital that you resolve any disputes quickly and in a cost-effective way.

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At the start of any construction or engineering project, nobody sets out expecting a dispute. When a dispute does arise, it can be a difficult and stressful process for everyone involved.

With a wealth of experience in dealing with disputes for clients on both domestic and international construction and engineering projects our team at RWK Goodman can help you meet the challenge and get the result you deserve.

The team regularly advises and represents end-users, property owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, consultants, telecommunications and utility service providers, investors and insolvency practitioners in adjudications, proceedings in the technology and construction court, arbitration, and mediation.

Over the years the team has achieved successful outcomes for clients on disputes concerning the design and construction of commercial and residential developments, civil engineering works, including road, rail, tunnelling and pipeline projects, retail and leisure projects, educational facilities and research laboratories, power generation and transmission projects, mechanical, electrical and water treatment plant, and renewable energy projects, both on and offshore.

The team includes lawyers who have previously worked in the construction industry and who possess relevant construction and engineering qualifications. With an understanding of construction technology and techniques they can quickly get to grips with the relevant facts and technical issues, thus saving both time and cost.

In addition, members of the team are qualified arbitrators and adjudicators.  Others are members of the Technology and Construction Solicitors’ Association, the Society of Construction Law, and the Adjudication Society.

Examples of the type of dispute work that the team most frequently assists clients with include:

  • Disputes over the valuation of variations, the release of retentions and the resolution of final accounts.
  • Claims for defects in design and workmanship.
  • The enforcement of collateral warranties.
  • Claims for breaches of planning controls and building regulations.
  • Claims for delay, disruption, and extensions of time.
  • Disputes over service and maintenance charges.
  • Professional negligence claims against architects, surveyors, engineers, and project managers.
  • Subrogated claims for insurers.

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