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Tim Newsome
Dispute resolution solicitor
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Hannah Kennedy
Dispute resolution solicitor
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Construction law

If any problems do occur, our solicitors are trained in all forms of dispute resolution, and have the experience to keep the project proceeding as smoothly as possible.  We have a strong track record in adjudication of construction disputes.

Our services include:

Support at the beginning of a project:

  • Construction contract drafting; industry standard form contracts and bespoke contracts or terms and conditions;
  • Review and advice in relation to collateral warranties, consultancy agreements and bonds/guarantees;

Support during the course of a project:

  • Assistance with contract administration; reviewing or preparing;
  • payment and pay less notices
  • notices of delay
  • applications for and assessments of extensions of time
  • notices of suspension/termination
  • Advising in relation to CDM Regulations;
  • Advising in relation to the operation of the Construction Act;
  • Advising in relation to the effects of insolvency of a contracting party;

Advice in relation to disputes concerning:

  • Entitlement to extensions of time
  • Entitlement to levy liquidated damages
  • Entitlement to loss and expense
  • Liability for defects
  • Entitlement to payment/ to withhold payment
  • Omissions or variations to works
  • Suspension of works
  • Termination
  • Professional negligence

Experience of all forms of dispute resolution:

  • expert determination
  • mediation
  • adjudication
  • arbitration
  • court proceedings in the Technology & Construction Court

Recent experience includes:

  • advising on and drafting various construction contracts and clauses including collateral warranties, cross company guarantees and performance bonds;
  • acting for a flooring contractor in an adjudication regarding the flooring laid at an NHS hospital;
  • advising a contractor on the legal issues arising from problems with the foundations of a number of newly built schools;
  • successfully acting for the employer in an adjudication relating to the £1 million redevelopment of a health club and spa; and
  • successfully acting in a dispute before the Technology and Construction Court regarding the interpretation of a pay when paid clause in the event of the insolvency of the main contractor.

Based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, our specialist construction law solicitors offer independent legal advice and representation on all types of construction law to contractors, clients and professional advisors across the West Midlands.

To find out more, call 01782 577000 or contact Tim Newsome on 01782 525011 or by email to tim.newsome@myerssolicitors.co.uk or contact Hannah Kennedy on 01782 525015 or by email to hannah.kennedy@myerssolicitors.co.uk.

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