Commercial Dispute Resolution

We work with our clients to avoid disputes where possible and to resolve them prior to litigation. We are focused on commercial outcomes.

We assist clients with all kinds of commercial building disputes whether it be in relation to a multi-unit development, warehouse, retirement village, childcare centre, school, health care facility or other infrastructure projects.

Our team can assist with resolving disputes through:

  • alternative dispute resolution (including mediation, expert determination and arbitration)
  • adjudication/ BCIPA
  • subcontractors’ charges
  • litigation (in courts and tribunals)

Our lawyers have experience in acting for all stakeholders in the commercial building industry including developers, principals, head contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, engineers and architects.

We provide advice to clients on disputes regarding the following areas of commercial building contracts:

  • defects / nonconformance issues
  • payment disputes
  • variations
  • extension of time claims
  • delay damages claims
  • liquidated damages
  • latent conditions
  • disputes involving retention monies and bank guarantees