Edge Consult regularly work with Lawyers, providing assistance and expert reports on dispute avoidance and dispute resolution matters.

Should you need any support relating to construction contract administration, programme, delay analysis or quantum matters, Edge Consult can provide you with all necessary help.

As a Lawyer are you:

  • Aware of the practical and technical issues on your client’s dispute?
  • Satisfied your client is fully complying with the obligations and procedures within the building contract?
  • Assured that all practical measures have been instigated to protect your client?
  • Confident your client’s programme position and quantum assessment is both reasonable and supportable?
  • Satisfied the technical position is being presented in the best way?
  • Aware your client is maintaining records to support their proper entitlement?
  • Confident you and your client are fully prepared should a dispute escalate?

Edge Consult provide:

  • Initial high level appraisals and in depth analysis of issues impacting on your client’s construction project
  • Identification of technical, time and cost problems with a range of potential solutions
  • Analysis to establish realistic completion dates
  • Comprehensive extension of time delay assessments
  • Detailed loss and expense submissions or ascertainment
  • In depth reviews to establish current and forecast financial positions and potential recovery of costs
  • Practical dispute advice including Part 35 Expert Witness Reports
  • Assistance in dispute resolution matters including support for, or acting as, Party Representative in adjudications

The Employer (our client) was involved in a large redevelopment of a country house and estate. Late in the project, Edge Consult were asked to replace the project Quantity Surveyor and undertake valuation of the works. This eventually led to the issue of the ‘Statement of all Adjustments to be made to the Contract Sum’ together with  ascertainment of loss and expense.

The Contractor disputed Edge Consult’s valuation. Following the Final Certificate, the Contractor commenced arbitration proceedings against our client for payment of £8 million above our Final Certificate. In the arbitration process, Edge Consult assisted our client’s lawyers and in particular worked closely with their team. This included an active part in the ‘disclosure’ process, where Edge Consult’s experience proved invaluable in identifying documentation that would assist our client’s case.

As part of the arbitration, the parties agreed to mediate and again Edge Consult was heavily involved. Soon after the mediation, offers were made and just before the arbitration was due to commence, a settlement agreement was concluded very close to the original Final Certificate issued by Edge Consult.