Building Contract Disputes

If your business is involved in a building contract dispute where an agreement has been breached, you may be able to claim for damages. Our solicitors are experienced in all types of contract disputes and understand what needs to be done to protect you and your business while reaching an amicable conclusion.

To find out how JMW can help with building contract disputes, speak to our commercial litigation and dispute resolution team now on 0345 872 6666 or fill in our contact form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

About Building Contracts

The majority of building contracts are fulfilled and paid for just as everyone intended, but in cases where agreements were breached, it is vital for people to understand their legal rights.

A building contract is essentially the same as any other contract and, in the event that a contract is breached, your business may be able to claim damages. JMW’s experienced solicitors can offer expert legal advice on the steps to take if a contract you were part of has been breached, resulting in a loss for you or your business.

What to Do If a Dispute Arises

If something goes wrong with a building contract, time limits for action are short and your first reactions are therefore critical to the success of a claim.

The recent introduction of adjudications has increased the need to get legal advice immediately with regard to building contract disputes.

How to Avoid a Building Contract Dispute

To avoid disagreements over contracts, it is important to take advice before entering into a contract in the first place. Obtain professional advice on matters such as the wording of tenders, letters of intent and the hiring of contractors, subcontractors and consultants.

Taking advice early may help to prevent a dispute occurring further down the line. It will also enable you to protect your business as much as possible before an agreement is made.

Why Choose JMW?

The team at JMW has over 25 years of experience in commercial building contracts. We have experience in all areas of building contract disputes and have been involved in landmark cases involving the following:

  • Delays
  • The effect of variations on contractual programmes
  • The recovery of consequential losses
  • Quality of work disputes

Talk to Us

JMW has a team of solicitors specialising in building contract disputes who will be able to advise you on your options. If you would like to discuss what to do next, you can contact us on 0345 872 6666 or request a callback by filling in our online contact form.

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