Construction and engineering litigation

Overview

We advise on a broad range of construction and engineering disputes, acting for clients across the industry, including state governments, major property developers, contractors, institutions, banks, consultants, bondsmen, insurers and high-net-worth individuals.

We have extensive and tested expertise in the legal and practical issues that can arise during projects, ranging from payment claims for variations, loss and expense claims and defect claims to complex delay and disruption analysis.

We seek to adopt the best methods for achieving our clients’ objectives, whether through litigation, domestic or international arbitration, adjudication, expert determination or mediation. No one approach fits all disputes, or all clients, and a detailed understanding of the consequences of the various procedures is key to avoiding unnecessary delays and costs for clients.

For each project we obtain a clear understanding of the commercial and practical construction issues and, where necessary, liaise closely with experts in disciplines such as engineering, architecture, M&E services and programming. This helps to ensure that our advice is practically based and reflects an expert understanding of the construction issues.

Our experience of working with purchasers and suppliers of construction and engineering services gives us excellent insight when considering potential disputes for clients, and the ability to provide our clients with the high-quality, practical and effective advice they demand.

We offer a comprehensive range of training to help our clients keep up to date with developments in case law and legislation or to deal with particular issues they are facing. Click here for our training menu. We would be happy to discuss arranging a session on any of these topics or tailored to your individual requirements.

Recognition

  • "Clients say they are 'focused and collegiate, with a strong cultural emphasis on working together to provide an excellent service'."

    Chambers UK 2016

  • "Sources describe the Macfarlanes construction offering as 'impressive' and 'very able.' According to sources, the team is 'personable and able to deal with pretty tough, substantial cases and offer hands-on partner service'."

    Chambers UK 2013

  • "...Macfarlanes receives praise from clients for its commercially oriented advice. The recent economic environment has resulted in a strong focus in contentious instructions, although it also has significant development expertise..."

    Chambers UK 2012

Client training

We offer a comprehensive range of training to help our clients keep up to date with developments in case law and legislation or to deal with particular issues they are facing.

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