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The contractor claimed that there was no contract, and that they were not liable for delays and defects in the works...


Negotiating a resolution

I was engaged by an employer whose national main contractor had walked away from a multi-million pound art gallery project midway through the work. The contractor claimed that there was no contract, and that they were not liable for delays and defects in the works. More...


I obtained expert evidence on the defective works and successfully negotiated a resolution settling the account with the main contractor - without recourse to litigation and making suitable deductions for defective works of over £500,000. In addition, the negotiated solution meant that my client could take over some of the contractor's sub-contracts to complete works, minimising ongoing costs and problems.


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Agreeing a bespoke settlement

I acted for a main contractor who had been engaged to build a co-housing village under a Standard Form Management Contract selected by the design team. This contract was completely unsuitable for how the parties actually intended to work, and was in itself causing problems and disputes. More...


Achieving an insurance settlement after major structural damage

I acted for a householder who had appointed a builder to carry out structural works while they were on holiday; but the works were performed negligently and caused enormous structural damage to the house. More...


Handling an alleged breach of contract

I was engaged by a sub-contractor working for a utility company on a multi-million pound term contract. My client had been thrown off the contract for an alleged serious breach of contract. More...


Forming a new sub-contract

I advised my client on the terms of a private finance initiative sub-contract worth over £10 million, in particular identifying very high risk terms and conditions. More...


Recovering significant management costs

I acted for a sub-contractor and recovered over £500,000 for management costs incurred as a result of delays on the job. More...