We are experienced in the handling of a wide range of contentious and non-contentious construction matters.
Construction Litigation and Arbitration
Cases are typically multi-party actions that can involve claims for defects, extensions of time for payment as well as claims concerning the performance of construction professionals.
We provide advice on the structuring of contractual arrangements and the standard forms appropriate to particular procurement methods. Once a procurement method has been established we can assist in the drafting, amending or negotiation of construction agreements including appointments of professional consultants. We frequently advise on collateral warranties, parent company guarantees, performance bonds, novation agreements, letters of intent and assignments.
Adjudication has been designed to be a quick way of deciding disputes by obtaining an adjudicator's decision without the need for extensive documentation or lengthy legal submissions. Adjudicators are faced with significant time constraints. We can assist parties to adjudication by defining the issues and ensuring that submissions are presented to the adjudicator, concisely, completely and clearly. We advise on the procedural and enforcement aspects of adjudication. Philip Eyre is an accredited Adjudicator and is a dual qualified Solicitor and Chartered Quantity Surveyor.