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We help avoid disputes in construction projects. Where they cannot be avoided, we help you to resolve them as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Disagreements can occur before the spade first goes in or long after completion. Whether it is about time, money or quality, we will try to prevent the disagreement from becoming a full blown dispute; if we can’t, we’ll help you resolve it in a way that fulfils your commercial objectives.
We act for all parties involved in a construction project. From bringing or defending adjudications, representing you in more formal proceedings, or assisting with settlement negotiations, we have the expertise to assist.
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Exclusion clauses: A more restrictive approach?By James Levy
While lawyers were all brought up on the principle of “freedom to contract”, there appears to be a growing trend that the Courts are today prepared to take a more restrictive approach when it comes to construing scope of an exclusion clause. The latest example of this can be found in the recent Court of Appeal case of Kudos Catering (UK) Limited –v- Manchester Central Convention Complex Limited  EWCA Civ 38.
AdjudicationBy James Levy, Owen Williams
Adjudication is a mandatory procedure for determining disputes, which was introduced in the construction industry by the Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996 (the “Construction Act”).
Delay: you cannot be serious!By James Levy
In an article written for PLC Construction, James Levy discusses the frequent occurrence of delays in construction projects. As this affects the timescale of the project, it gives rise to the right to terminate.