Construction contracts are invariably complex and it is a fact of life that one party may try to use the contract to either cover their own errors and omissions, or try to gain an advantage over the other party.

The conditions of contract, the particular conditions of application, specifications and drawings, usually contain ambiguities and conflicts and also need to be applied and interpreted according to the law. This often leads to differences of opinion between the parties and this is especially true if the contract documents have not been carefully drafted and compiled.

Contractual Advice


We offer contractual advice to clients in order to protect their commercial interests from tender to final account stages via the following services:

  • Review of conditions of contract at tender stage
  • Advice on risks, onerous conditions and conflicts and ambiguities
  • Assistance in drafting the final conditions of contract to reflect the post contract negotiations
  • Advice on the interpretation of the contract
  • Advice on conflicts and ambiguities within the contract
  • Contractual advice over the life of a project

Contract Administration


For both the Employer and the Contractor, the commencement of any project is an intense time. Project employees have often not worked together, mobilisation is in full swing and the project team are finding their feet and yet this is one of the most important times for the project – one which must be used for setting up systems and procedures in order to effectively manage the project.

We assist clients in creating contracts and commercial project procedures and training staff in their use, in order to ensure that such matters are managed efficiently and that our client’s contractual interests are protected through the life of the project.

Construction Claims

Helping clients to resolve claims and avoid disputes and in a cost effective and timely manner.

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Disputes

Managing disputes and providing dispute resolution and adjudication services.

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Education & Training

Expert training and education for company employees or individuals.

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