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
- 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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- 05 August 2022
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
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
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.
- 02 March 2022
Claims for payment – when is it too late?
One of the first things you learn as a law student is that the standard limitation period for claims in contract is six years in the UK. But when do the six years start running?
- 11 June 2021
Agree terms before starting construction work
With time pressures on project delivery, getting the contract agreed before works start is a recurring issue in the construction industry. In the recent case of Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Limited v Van Elle Ltd EWHC 794, the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) held that works carried out by a sub-contractor before a sub-contract was executed were still subject to the terms of that sub-contract.
“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.”