The magnitude of the sums involved, the time needed for a project to come to fruition and reach completion, the scope for variations to be made and extensions of time granted, the technical nature of processes such as testing and commissioning, and the number of entities that can be involved – it is no wonder that the construction, engineering and infrastructure sectors are among the most contentious industries in the world.
Add to that an already complex web of issues, a raft of legislative and regulatory provisions (notably, for UK projects, the Construction Act), ever evolving case law and the typical scenarios that occur on projects – and your can of worms is ready to open.
Your business needs lawyers who understand your sector, operate internationally, can guide you through contracts, steer you away from disputes, trouble shoot problems that arise, act deftly with vision, have an expert knowledge of the entire disputes resolution landscape and deliver with skill, expertise and flair with a keen eye on managing cost.
They are all very knowledgeable and they use their extensive experience to provide comprehensive advice in their specialist fields.
Chambers and Partners, 2017
We deliver across sectors, across industries, across the world, across the spectrum – ADR, adjudication, domestic and international arbitration, dispute boards, and resolution by national courts.
Our partners act as adjudicators and arbitrators, and on disputes boards and panels, and sit on the committees of industry bodies that include the Technology and Construction Solicitors Association (TeCSA) and the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation. We contribute regularly to industry and legal publications.
Consistently ranked in the Global Arbitration Review of the world’s busiest international arbitration practices, we are experts in helping clients avoid formal disputes.
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