It is a fact of life that on any construction project things can go wrong. This occasionally results in a dispute that, if left unresolved, can escalate quickly with significant consequences. The longer a dispute lasts, the more likely it is to impact your business operations in terms of cost, time and reputation. Successful management of disputes is important to the project itself, as well as the stakeholders. Management requires both tactical and strategic thinking to minimise their effects.
I believe that every dispute, like every client, is unique and accordingly, I ensure my role is tailored to suit the circumstances of each appointment. I firmly believe in ‘prevention rather than cure’, and frequently advise clients on dispute avoidance and best practice as well as providing ‘behind the scenes’ advice on how to resolve disputes informally wherever possible. However, when a dispute cannot I can help you to evaluate the various dispute resolution options and manage your dispute. Where litigation or arbitration is unavoidable, I work as an integrated part of my clients’ legal teams to provide clear, concise and objective findings that can be relied upon by courts or tribunals.
I am usually appointed by private or public companies, government bodies and legal counsel. Most of my clients have neither the time nor the specific expertise to manage the complexities that accompany a typical dispute and its associated tight deadlines. Clients engage my services to manage their disputes so that the efforts of their managers and staff can be better focused on doing what they do best, producing profits from their chosen business activities.
The following provides an outline of the dispute management services I offer to my clients;
- Contract/Evaluation of Liability
- Technical Analysis
- Cost and Quantum Analysis
- Delay and Disruption Analysis
- Expert Reports and Testimony
- DB (Dispute Board) Assignments
- Arbitration Support
- Litigation Support
- Mediation and ADR Support
- Third Pary Determination