Construction Disputes

We are experienced in dealing with programming, quantum and mechanical and electrical issues. In addition to direct construction work, we have specific experience handling construction and engineering insurance claims under Contractor’s All Risks, Project, Professional Indemnity and Public liability policies acting on behalf of policyholders.

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We have dealt with highly technical engineering disputes involving issues such as power station operation, steam chemistry, metallurgy, non-destructive testing and fire damage. Our sector expertise, in depth forensic analysis of our clients’ problems and commercial approach means we provide our clients with appropriate strategic advice taking into account all legal and commercial considerations and we find the most commercial and cost effective resolutions to disputes. As well as litigation experience, we have experience in arbitration and other dispute resolution processes such as adjudication, mediation and expert determination.

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Hamlins Property Network

The Hamlins Property Network (HPN) is an informal body comprised of clients of the firm and fellow property sector professionals. We hold regular events to facilitate networking with likeminded people and to offer you the opportunity to hear interesting, thought …

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Our Experience

    • Acting on behalf of a Joint Venture Company with a £350m property portfolio on various matters including in respect of defective works carried out by contractors on multi-level carpark decking at a shopping centre. We achieved a speedy cost effective resolution by way of adjudication and were awarded all of the sums claimed in full. The client received those sums in 7 days.
    • Acting on behalf of a football club in a claim against a firm of contractors for the substandard design and installation of a FIFA 2* football pitch. The substandard pitch led to serious drainage and levelling issues which resulted in the cancellation of match fixtures.
    • Acting on behalf of one of  Britain’s largest property companies with a portfolio of £6 billion, in claims against both the contract administrator and contractors for issues relating to (but not limited to): poor project and contract management, failing to identify damp issues, securing the wrong air conditioning system, delays in a strip out and refit of a property and failure to pursue dilapidations in breach of contract/retainer. Such failures gave rise to significant losses for our client but we successfully settled the dispute at the pre action stage.
    • Acting for Westminster Academy in respect of a claim as a consequence of baffles falling from the ceiling within the building, causing significant consequential losses and costs of repair. This was successfully settled at a pre action stage.
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Chambers 2018 - Real Estate

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