Construction contracts and disputes: preparing for challenges and ensuring success

20 Oct 2016, 12:00 am

The current economic climate is an uncertain one. With the results of the recent Brexit referendum, the uncertainty in government and major projects such as Hinkley point stalled, the construction industry is asking itself what happens now?

One thing is certain: the risks of disputes on your projects are ever present. The average amount of time it takes to resolve a dispute has grown – but the leading causes of disputes have hardly changed.

Major projects in the UK and worldwide continue, and construction output is growing across the UK. Can we prepare ourselves to avoid disputes or minimise the potential disruption – and associated costs – on our projects?

  • What lessons can we learn from mega projects?
  • How can we assess and manage risk from the outset?
  • What should you do when the worst happens and a dispute arises on your project?
  • How can you ensure you are prepared for a dispute before one arises, whilst doing your best to avoid one in the first place?

Delay and disruption continue to be the major cause of disputes on construction projects. With billions wasted every year on disputes around the world, can you afford to take the risk of being unprepared?

These questions and more will be answered at this year’s London Masterclass on 3rd November at De Vere Holborn Bars.

You can book online at, call +44 20 7618 1200 or email