Construction Litigation

Our philosophy is to help clients avoid disputes, but unfortunately these still do occur.  Silver Shemmings has considerable experience in dealing with all forms of Construction Litigation Claims, Arbitration, Adjudication and Mediation – all forms of dispute resolution.

We have experience in working with the Courts, both High Court and County Court as well as dealing with appeals in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Most of our work is done in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) which is a specialist Court dealing with complex construction claims.

We have considerable experience in taking cases to Court including proceedings to either enforce or challenge Adjudicator’s decisions. We have been involved in a number of recorded cases including:

Capital Structures Plc – v – Time and Tide Construction Ltd
Harris Calnan Construction Ltd – v -Ridgewood  (Kensington) Ltd
Fileturn Ltd v. Royal Garden Hotel Ltd
HG Construction Ltd – v – Ashwell Homes (East Anglia) Ltd.
Geoffrey Osborne Ltd – v – Atkins Rail Ltd
Aspect Contracts (Asbestos) Ltd – v – Higgins Construction Ltd
Thameside Construction Co. Ltd – v – Arthenella Ltd

Our experience also covers:

  •  claims for breach of contract, valuation claims, loss and expense and delay claim
  • professional negligence including claims against engineers,  architects, quantity surveyors, and project managers
  • insolvency matters including statutory demands, and winding up petitions, 
  • breach of warranty
  • debt collection
  • product liability claims

The partners all have a wide range of experience, including dual qualifications as both Quantity Surveyors and Solicitors. They have worked in the Construction Industry in the past and so truly appreciate the challenges faced by those involved in this sector.

If you are any construction related dispute and in need of advice, please contact one of our offices.


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