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Construction disputes - A toolbox of how to avoid them and how to manage them in the early stages

  • United Kingdom
  • Construction and engineering


This month’s paper addresses two questions that we are repeatedly asked by our construction and engineering clients. The first is ‘what do I do to minimise the chance of disputes arising’? The second is ‘if a dispute does arise, what sorts of things should I be thinking about when deciding whether or not to formalise my dispute’? The ‘toolbox’ comprises the drafting, negotiating and using contract, creating and managing records, identifying and using the right resources, proper and considered claims analysis and evaluation and dispute resolution options. If this toolbox is used properly, the occurrence of disputes will reduce in number and the resolution of disputes will be quicker, cheaper and result in a more favourable outcome. Read more...