Parties to construction projects often fall into disputes through a lack of a clear understanding of their own contractual obligations and of the rights of the other party. Differences develop into disputes through unrealistic expectations and a resistance by each party to listen to the legitimate concerns of the other. Before too long entrenched positions are established from which parties find great difficulty in extricating themselves.
We at Leach Group, being an IiP accredited employer, are strong advocates of best practice within organisations and co-operation between parties. We have, over many years, developed the expertise of dispute avoidance through successful negotiation processes that have frequently enabled differences to be resolved before they have developed into major disputes.
We provide expert assistance in the following ways:
- Encouraging contracting parties to enter into "partnering" arrangements that fairly distributes the risks
- Offering our services as Partnering Adviser
- Assisting parties which have encountered contractual difficulties to reach an amicable resolution as economically as possible
- Providing forums in which contributors to the construction process can exchange views on best practice and dispute avoidance