Building and Construction Disputes

Building disputes are common in the courts, often over payments, delays and the quality of work.

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Building and Construction Disputes

Building disputes are common in the courts, often over payments, delays and the quality of work.

They can be complex and may require independent expert opinion.

The courts should be used as a last resort in this type of dispute and the parties will be expected to follow the terms of the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes. When disputes do arise, the terms of the Protocol should be followed to give the parties the best chance of resolving the matter amicably or at least to narrow the issues

Having a written contract in place can help make a building project run more smoothly so that the parties know what is to happen and when, including when payments fall due.

Should you have a building dispute, please do not hesitate to contact our litigation team.

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    Paul Hatton - Head of department

    Paul takes pride in being a “problem solver” for his clients. In commercial litigation and employment matters he advises clients on a broad range of disputes and problems in the civil courts, striving to nip problems in the bud and minimise the impact on you or your business. Paul studied law at the University of Liverpool and qualified in 2005. He joined Dootsons in 2013, after working for law firms in Bolton and Altrincham, and became a Partner at Dootsons in May 2016. Paul is also an LSM accredited mediator.