Morr & Co Solicitors

Construction Dispute

A construction dispute can seriously impact the budget and schedule of your project – let us help you to resolve them

A Construction dispute can be time-consuming, expensive and very frustrating, with the potential to seriously derail a project and have a significant adverse effect on your budget and construction schedule.

However, having an experienced construction solicitor in your corner, even the most complex and contentious construction disputes can be resolved swiftly and effectively, minimising any negative impact on your project.

The construction dispute specialists in the disputes resolution team at Morr & Co have decades of experience handling all types of construction disputes for a wide range of individuals and businesses. We can offer a swift, reliable and cost-effective construction dispute resolution service that ensures you can find a positive solution to your conflict and be able to move forward with your project as soon as possible.

Please contact us to discuss your construction dispute.

Our construction dispute resolution expertise

We advise clients in all sectors of the construction industry including:

  • Public sector and private property owners
  • Developers
  • Contractors and sub-contractors
  • Suppliers and service providers
  • Professionals such as architects, surveyors and engineers

Our experience includes handling a wide range of construction disputes, including those related to:

  • Land disputes
  • Contract disputes including JCT and NEC standard forms
  • Construction quality issues and latent defect claims
  • Disputes over release of cash retentions
  • Claims for delays, prolongation costs and liquidated damages
  • Joint venture disputes
  • Supplier disputes
  • Professional negligence claims

Our approach to resolving construction disputes

We are familiar with the various forms of resolving disputes in the construction sector. Our aim is to help you find the fairest, fastest and most cost-effective way to resolve your dispute, while always keeping in mind your goals and any particular concerns. That way, we can ensure we find an effective solution that works for you long-term.

Alternative dispute resolution for construction disputes

We can offer various options for resolving construction disputes out-of-court, which is often the preferred option in most circumstances, as it can save you time, money and negative publicity. This approach can also avoid a lot of unnecessary conflict, saving you stress and helping to preserve key relationships.

We can advise on various forms of alternative dispute resolution including:

  • Negotiation
  • Mediation
  • Adjudication
  • Arbitration

All of these options can help us to secure a voluntary solution to your dispute, depending on the circumstances.

Construction dispute litigation

Unfortunately, not all construction disputes can be resolved amicably and sometimes court action is required to achieve the right outcome for your interests. In such cases, having expert legal advice and representation is absolutely critical to ensure your case is presented the right way, with the right supporting evidence to secure a fair outcome.

We have strong experience with construction litigation, particularly in the Technology and Construction Court where we have successfully represented many clients over the years. We can ensure all of the relevant factors are brought to light and that an effective argument is made, backed up by appropriate evidence, giving you the strongest chance of achieving the best available outcome for your interests.

Enforcement of adjudicator’s decisions

If you refer a dispute to adjudication, and the adjudicator awards money in your favour but the other party does not pay up, we can also help you to secure payment. We have particular expertise in preparing fast enforcement action in court which is usually very effective in recovering the money awarded to you.

James Palmer

James Palmer

Partner

Dispute Resolution