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Contract disputes


We advise clients across the entire construction sector in relation to contract disputes under all standard industry contracts (including all forms of JCT and NEC contracts), bespoke building contracts and consultant appointments, including:

  • Defective or late design
  • Defective works
  • Project delays and extensions of time
  • Failure to properly supervise or project manage works
  • Negligent certification
  • Wrongful suspension or termination
  • Failure to meet project milestones or performance targets
  • Insolvency
  • Interim and final account disputes

Our experience spans all forms of dispute resolution mechanisms – adjudication, arbitration, litigation, mediation, expert determination and more.

In my experience, the Clarkslegal construction team are extremely professional, knowledgeable and friendly. 

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  • 19 July 2023
  • Construction

Complying with notice periods for contractual termination

The JCT suite of contracts has a two stage process for terminating for breach. 

  • 10 February 2023
  • Construction

When is it too late to claim?

Two recent decisions, one concerning a claim for a very large sum of money and one for one very much smaller, give further guidance on how limitation periods affect claims for payment under a construction contract.

  • 01 February 2023
  • Construction

What to expect in construction in 2023

Recent years have brought a host of challenges for the construction industry but what we expect for 2023?

  • 05 August 2022
  • Construction

Claiming for the cost of replacing cladding   

Much attention and concern has focussed on the use of combustible cladding in high rise buildings since the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017 where a fire destroyed the 24-storey block of flats in North Kensington and 72 people died.

  • 13 June 2022
  • Construction

Can a pay less notice apply to two applications?  

The consequences of failing to serve a valid pay less notice can be severe.  In the recent case Advance JV v Enisca, this led to the contractor being liable to pay its subcontractor £2.7 million more than it considered was the proper entitlement. 

  • 10 May 2022
  • Construction

Building Safety Act receives Royal Assent

The long-anticipated Building Safety Act (BSA) has completed its passage through Parliament and received Royal Assent. The BSA, which is the culmination of reforms following the Grenfell fire tragedy, has both been described as ‘the biggest changes to building safety legislation’ and having ‘changed beyond all recognition’ from the Building Safety Bill first introduced. 

The construction team at Clarkslegal support us with all aspects of construction. They provide a seamless service to us and our clients with superb teamwork. They are diligent and thorough in their work, and are very commercial and friendly in their advice and dealings with us and our clients.” 

Dinesh Raja, Managing Partner – Bowling & Co

I have worked with Stephen James on a number of issues and have always found him to be helpful, knowledgeable and proactive in reaching a satisfactory conclusion. He tends to grasp the details of a claim quickly and insightfully.