Contract, Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Consultancy for the Construction Industry
Most people spend longer choosing a summer holiday than they do choosing a builder. No wonder, then, that the Construction sector is subject to more instances of conflict, dispute and disagreement than any other industry.
There are five keys to a successful building project, no matter how complicated it is:
- Choosing the right contractor
- Drawing up a fair but robust contract and understanding what it means
- Planning the project
- Efficiently managing both the project and the contract
- Dealing promptly and fairly with disagreements as they arise
In all these situations, a clear, objective method is called for. There are so many elements and viewpoints to take into consideration that require a sound knowledge and breadth of experience in the industry. A truly broad-based approach will reach the best outcome.
Walden Consulting, operated and run by Nick Walden, BA,MCIArb, can provide such a service.
A lawyer by profession, I have a wealth of experience in all matters relating to the Construction industry. Furthermore, I appreciate the objectives of all participants in the construction process, having managed a family construction company for more than 25 years and served on numerous industry wide panels, committees and groups.
Consultancy services provided:
Construction contracts consultancy – drawing up contracts, terms & conditions, tenders and other documentation; advice on legislation; claims advice, final accounts etc.
Construction adjudication – dispute avoidance and resolution in the construction sector, presenting or defending claims or (where appropriate) acting as adjudicator.
Jargon free advice
Some building contracts are complicated, but not all need to be. My approach is relatively informal and I aim to remove some of the mystique that so often surrounds these matters, so that clients fully understand contracts and commitments.
There are many other areas where my grounding in construction, law and education may be relevant to your specific requirements. Please contact me without obligation to discuss any related matter and I will try to be of assistance.