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Advice on issues arising during the course of the project
The construction industry is notorious for the number of disputes that arise. We encourage dispute avoidance at an early stage when issues arise – and we believe fully in the importance of good communication to mitigate such situations.
We can advise parties on their obligations under the contract, the interpretation of any given scenario and what action should be taken to avoid a dispute arising and/or how best to manage the issue to mitigate its effect. When necessary, we can make recommendations on the appropriate things to say in communications between the parties – as well as advising on notices to serve and when action can be taken to improve your position and/or minimise your exposure to risk.
When an issue arises, seeking advice at the earliest opportunity can often save significant time and money in the long run. Steps can be taken to mitigate the impact of the issue and to avoid unintentionally doing something that exposes you to a claim. If this course of action cannot be avoided, taking specialist legal advice as soon as possible also enables efficient and cost effective resolution – through the dispute mechanism under the contract.
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The Construction & Development Team
Richard Millard Managing Partner
Construction & Development 01908 689382Richard has over 20 years’ experience acting for clients in the construction industry, providing pragmatic advice to developers, contractors, sub-contractors, design and construction professionals, housing associations, smaller builders and homeowners.