Disputes are core to our construction, engineering and infrastructure practice and our specialist lawyers advise on all aspects of the dispute resolution process from crystallisation of a dispute, prior to any formal proceedings, until resolution.


Our experience extends from domestic litigation to international arbitration as well as DAB/DRB proceedings, adjudication, expert determination and mediation.

Our experience and specialist knowledge means we have a clear understanding of the issues involved in, and the best strategy for taking forward, claims concerning delay, extensions of time, loss and/or expense (including prolongation and disruption costs), variations, suspension and termination, defective design, payment and professional negligence. We also advise in relation to property damage claims (including pursuing subrogated recovery on behalf of insurers), together with claims relating to CAR/EAR and project-specific insurance policies.

Our lawyers are integral members of the communities in which they practise so they are well-placed to advise our clients in the context of relevant market atmospheres. Our strong understanding of international jurisdictions enables us to successfully resolve disputes and contribute to our clients’ success in the UK, Ireland, Middle East, Africa, Europe, Central and South East Asia, Australasia and the Americas.

Our Disputes Experience

Building works, Albania

Acting in a DAB regarding building works.

Road rehabilitation project, Antigua and Barbuda

Advising in relation to a dispute (FIDIC DAB) concerning design and construction of island-wide road rehabilitation and improvement.

Retail Development, Ireland

Defending High Court proceedings against a large firm of southern Irish consulting engineers involving an alleged defect in title and issues with planning permission for a large retail development in County Kildare, Ireland.

Office Building, Ireland

Advising in a High Court claim for c. 2m Euro arising from the replacement of a new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system designed and installed in an office building in County Cork, Ireland.

Solar power project, Jordan

Acting for a contractor in respect of a dispute with its JV partner in respect of the design, construction and operation of 2 large scale solar plants in Jordan with a combined size of 112 hectares.

Dam, Lesotho

Advising on a dispute regarding the collapse of a dam.

Highway Dispute, Tanzania

Advising on a $200m highway dispute subject to the FIDIC Yellow Book in Tanzania involving DAB proceedings and ICC arbitration; issues including termination, payment, extension of time, and defects allegations.

Road project, Tanzania

Acting for an international contractor in respect of a dispute arising out of a road project in Tanzania.

Midfield Terminal, Abu Dhabi International Airport, UAE

Advising in connection with claims concerning the design and construction of the Midfield Terminal Complex at Abu Dhabi International Airport – an award-winning building conceived as the gateway to the country with a construction cost estimated to reach AED 10bn.