claim preparation & management

Claims commonly arise between the parties to construction contracts. This can be as a result of problems such as; delays, changes, unforeseen circumstances, insufficient information, and conflicts.


Engineering and construction contracts are often complex and can involve a large number of stakeholders. Even on the best managed projects, claims will arise that can evolve into disputes unless they are managed efficiently and effectively.


When the inevitable contractual problems arise, we are able to offer strategic advice to manage contentious issues with the overall objective of avoiding costly disputes.


Claims might be made for loss and expense, extension of time, liquidated damages and so on. The contract should set out what can constitute a claim and how it should be dealt with. At Forry Limited our expert team are well versed in both the preparation and defence of day to day variation claims and the more complex loss and expense claims that are associated with delay and disruption. 


Successful management of claims and disputes is important to the project itself, as well as the stakeholders. To manage these claims it requires both tactical and strategic thinking, to minimise their effects. At Forry Limited we are able to support our clients throughout the process of claim management ensuring that the dispute is resolved in a timely and cost effective manner. We provide specialist claims management advice and are able to provide the service to prepare and defend of claims. We are also able to represent clients in negotiations to reach effective settlement and minimise project and business impacts.

Our highly experienced team has assisted in the management of claims in the UK and internationally.


Our services in this space include:

 

  • investigative works;
  • delay analysis
  • claim documents preperation
  • assistance in the preparation of legal pleadings; and
  • where formal hearings such as litigation or arbitration is unavoidable, we will  work as an integrated part of our clients’ legal teams.