The Dispute Resolution Team
Construction disputes are often large and complex. As a result of this, you need a legal team with sufficient practical knowledge to understand how your business works and the objectives you want to achieve. Our team have both in-depth knowledge of the construction industry and the practical experience of working in-house. This has led to a leading dispute resolution practice, with lawyers holding expertise that covers the spectrum of the construction sector.
In addition to this, our team is genuinely global – with coverage throughout the UK, Europe, the US, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. This means our team is ideally placed to provide our dispute resolution services wherever your issue arises – whether that is locally, nationally or across borders.
Lawyers who understand why disputes arise and how best to manage and resolve them are better equipped to draft sound agreements and explain the contractual process across the negotiating table. Unlike the majority of our competitors, we do not separate contentious and non-contentious teams but, instead, give our lawyers all-round experience of all the issues they may face. This ensures our lawyers have wider and more in-depth experience and are aware of all the resolution avenues open to you.
Our expertise in contentious and non-contentious arenas means that you will benefit from a continuity of service. The team that reviews the contracts and, where necessary, engages in discussions about changes to current working arrangements will also be the team that works with you in managing any disputes. This provides an unrivalled level of continuity across the areas on which you may require legal advice, leading to a strong working relationship and ensuring our team always fully understands your objectives and the strategy designed to meet those objectives.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Should problems arise, we help clients understand the extent of their duties and obligations under contracts they have entered into – both when deals are done and when things go pear-shaped. We assist in the management of disputes and prepare strategies for dealing with claims. You can be assured that we can support you through any method of dispute resolution procedure – litigation, arbitration (including international arbitration), adjudication, expert determination, mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
When clients need specialist construction and engineering lawyers, what is unique about our Engineering and Construction team is that not only can it advise you on the issues you face in your own jurisdiction but we also advise in complex international transactions and dispute resolution. Clients, we find, feel more confident when our international lawyers have support all over the world from people who understand the local environments, helping us tailor solutions to meet your needs in the local legal context as well as advise on cross border strategies.