Clients also include, lenders, property developers commercial and residential, local authorities and housing associations, and our work covers adjudication, mediation and litigation. We are able to take on projects in the retail, health, education, residential, infrastructure and telecoms sector.
The team also acts for and collaborates with architects, designers, chartered/quantity surveyors, and health and safety professionals, on a range of disputes relating to the project.
We can assist you with advice on construction and engineering contracts, and construction disputes, including the following:
- Contract drafting, JCT and NEC
- Review of contracts, JCT and NEC
- Bespoke building contracts
- Framework agreements
- Collateral warranties
- Non-Disclosure Agreements
- Payment Notices
- Pay Less Notices
- Liquidated damages
- Extension of time
- Claims for delay and disruption
- Suspension of works
- Final accounts
- Defects/remedial works
- Retention of title claims
- Advising on health & safety and onsite liability
- Negligence of a construction professional
- Enforcement of Adjudicator’s Decision in the Technology & Construction Court
- Summary Judgment Applications
- Injunctive proceedings
- Pre-action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes
- Litigation Funding
We recognise that construction professionals require timely solutions to issues that arise throughout the duration of a project; from initial project development work, through to completion. We can guide them through this process and are astute to their commercial objectives.
Our aim is to help clients avoid costly and lengthy litigation and it is particularly important to us to fully understand each client’s particular challenges and needs, so we can create the right team, designed to be able to respond to each individual case. We believe in building strong solicitor/client relationships which produces a collective team attitude for dealing with these issues. We are creative problem-solvers who provide the same level of care and attention to detail to all our clients, irrespective of status or turnover.
Adjudication and the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
We appreciate that construction disputes are a very stressful and testing time for our clients. A breach, a failure to make an interim payment or termination of a major contract, may result in a significant loss in turnover or even insolvency.
Adjudication is just one of many possible forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution which can be used as an alternative to litigation. We can advise upon whether the right to Adjudication exists and explain the statutory 28-day timetable for Adjudication. The short timescale means that a decision can be obtained quickly, and if necessary, enforced with a Summary Judgment Application in the Technology and Construction Court.
Construction Disputes in the UK
Wellers Law Group’s construction team works with clients nationwide alongside their real estate, planning, corporate and tax lawyers, on all non-contentious matters which enables us to act for clients prior to the pre-planning stage.
When a dispute arises, our experienced litigation team will break down the issues of the dispute, and attempts are made to settle. Termination of the contract and/or Adjudication/litigation are always a last resort.
Should an Adjudication or litigation in the Technology and Construction Court ensue, our team has long-established relationships with Leading and Junior Counsel from top tier Construction Chambers and leading experts of various disciplines, to successfully bring or defend proceedings.
With our working relationships with insurers, there are instances where litigation funding can be obtained on behalf of a client to cover disbursements and an adverse costs order, subject to conditions.
If you have a construction law issue please contact Teresa Johnston.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 020 8464 4242.