Experts in resolving construction law disputes

Even in the best-procured and well-run projects, disagreements can occur. In such cases Blake Morgan’s Construction Law Disputes team has a huge wealth of experience to provide the best advice to clients about how to pursue (or avoid) disputes.

Our specialist lawyers have a well-established track record handling cases through adjudication, litigation and arbitration. At the same time, we always consider the options afforded by Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) whether by negotiation, mediation, neutral expert evaluation or otherwise.

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Main Areas Of Practice


Our main areas of practice include:

Dispute resolution

Our construction lawyers specialise in the resolution of construction disputes. Our extensive experience means we can find the most efficient and cost-effective means by which to resolve any such dispute, whether by negotiation, litigation, arbitration, adjudication or ADR.

Assessing risk

We also understand careful planning and investigation can avoid costly delays and disputes. Our legal team will ensure that you are in the strongest position to take a dispute or project forward by assessing risk and subsequently advising on the best strategy for any particular problem.

Our Clients


We advise developers, contractors, sub-contractors and construction professionals (including architects and surveyors) in relation to disputes arising from both residential and commercial construction projects.

Our expert lawyers have worked with construction professionals across many sectors including property development (commercial and residential), energy, government, education, leisure and retail, housing, and banking and finance.

Highlights


Our expert construction disputes lawyers have advised several clients (including institutional real estate owners/investors and Housing Associations) concerning issues regarding tall buildings and ACM cladding.


We have advised a number of commercial clients on a range of disputes regarding allegations of defective work and design across a range of large construction projects.


Our Construction and Disputes team advise a large number of clients (both clients and contractors) on the full range of disputes arising out of sums payable on construction projects (whether at interim or final account stages), covering measured accounts, variations, prolongation and delay/disruption.


Our Experts


James
Bessey
Partner

Oxford

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Joanna
Rees
Partner

Cardiff

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Dominic
Jones
Partner

Oxford

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Kate
Howell
Senior Associate

Cardiff

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