Construction Dispute Resolution

In Construction, disputes are often a difference in perception of the same problem.

We know that cash flow is the lifeblood of the industry. We have the specialist skills and expertise to protect your interests in the supply chain and to ensure your profits keep flowing.

The law surrounding construction is complex. Disputes can be an inevitable consequence and they can be costly and stressful experiences, impacting on profit and productivity. Often entering into a dispute resolution process (whether adjudication, arbitration, mediation, expert determination or litigation) can be the only option to vindicate your rights, protect cash flow or secure liquidity.

We have unrivalled expertise in Construction Dispute Resolution, particularly for SME’s, specialist sub-contractors and niche developers. We also represent domestic clients, who wish to develop their existing property, or to self-build their own bespoke home.

We advise clients on a wide range of issues relating to construction process, including:
• Snaggings that are not being rectified
• Retentions and final accounts not being paid
• Contractors delaying
• Extensions of time not being awarded
• Variations
• Disconform work
• Works over charged or the value not being paid

We have a wealth of experience in all mechanisms for dispute resolution, including:
• Mediation
• Expert Determination
• Adjudication
• Arbitration
• Litigation

Our Construction Disputes lawyer, Ross Taylor, has specialised in this field for over fifteen years. Before joining WJM in 2019, Ross founded his own niche Construction Law practice and over a decade, developed a strong client base and wealth of expertise. Ross is an accredited mediator, member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Cross-Party Working Group on Construction at the Scottish Parliament.

Contact us to discuss how we may be able to help you, if you are involved in a dispute, or wish to avoid one.