Whether you are a major construction business or professional, or a householder looking for redress against a cowboy builder, Wheelers can help
Construction disputes 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. For individuals, it can be time consuming and distressing.
However, with the right legal expertise in your corner, even the most complex and contentious construction disputes can be resolved swiftly and effectively, minimising any negative impact on your project.
James Palmer and Emma Clist in our dispute resolution team are experienced in advising and representing clients in construction and building disputes ranging in value from a few thousand pounds to millions. We understand that quick, yet fair resolution is required.
We tailor our approach to your situation and specific requirement, allowing us to find a solution that matches your overall goals. With strong expertise in securing out-of-court settlements and pursuing court action at every level, we can find the right way to resolve your construction dispute.
Our construction dispute resolution expertise
We advise clients in all sectors of the construction industry including:
- Public and private sector property owners
- 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
- Construction quality issues
- 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:
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.
Why choose Wheelers for construction disputes?
Our dispute resolution team 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.
Wheelers Solicitors is independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).