Dispute Resolution

Hardies have experience of working on both sides of the contractual divide and can assist in Conflict Avoidance Procedures, Adjudication and other Dispute Resolution procedures.

We can provide clear and practical advice and assistance to clients in both the public and private property and construction sectors to resolve problems without recourse to formal Dispute Resolution Services, through a team of very experienced consultants.

Our in-house skills support the Dispute Resolution process in the following areas:

Our pragmatic approach and negotiation experience enable us to deliver solutions on:

  • Procurement advice
  • Tender negotiation
  • Advice on contract conditions, including NEC 3 and soon NEC 4
  • Training on all form of Building and Engineering Contracts
  • Negotiation
  • Expert Witness Support for project management, quantity surveying, building surveying, defects analysis etc
  • Mediation
  • Adjudication Support
  • Contractual Claim Submissions or Defences
  • Arbitration Support
  • Defects Analysis, identify the problem and find the solution
  • Rent Reviews
  • Lease Negotiations
  • Commercial property disputes

Clients benefit from our ability to advise and assist on all aspects of Property Development and Construction Projects.  Our capacity to provide in-house expertise in Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying and CDM/Principal Designer Services contributes significantly to the comprehensive quality of our Dispute Resolution Services.

Need Practical Advice, Support or Assistance?

ADUDICATION
We can prepare submissions; draft notices and responses; advise on process and strategy; manage timescales.

ARBITRATION
We can provide wide ranging industry knowledge, reducing time and costs in Project Planning; Programming and Delay Analysis.

CONTRACTUAL ADVICE
We can prepare a report setting out the important points of the contract and the assessment of risk.

CONTRACTUAL CLAIMS
We can help you to submit a claim or defend a claim depending on the circumstances.

MEDIATION
We can provide an independent facilitator to help you reach a successful and amicable outcome.

EXPERT WITNESS
We can provide you with a specialist to give evidence and provide a professional expert opinion.


Call Hardies and we will help you to get our of any difficulties.

Key Contacts by Service

Ajudicator, Arbitrator
Len Bunton FRICS FCIArb

Head of Dispute Resolution Support Services
len.bunton@hardies.co.uk
07769 670089

Design and Conservation
Keith Dyer DipSurv DipBldgCons FRICS


keith.dyer@hardies.co.uk
07899 842118

Project Management
Murray Warner BA MSc LLM MRICS MAPM MCIArb


murray.warner@hardies.co.uk
07957 620427

David Vince BSc MRICS

Partner & Joint Head of Building Surveying & Principal Designer Services
david.vince@hardies.co.uk
0131 557 9300