Construction Dispute Lawyers

Expert dispute resolution services for the construction industry

Disputes are a reality for those operating in the construction industry. Whatever your professional role, the specialist construction team at Osbornes can assist you in resolving them favourably.

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Experienced construction disputes solicitors

Whether you are a contractor, developer, investor, property owner, or specialist subcontractor, the construction team at Osbornes can help you overcome whatever problems you might face. Our team comprises specialist solicitors with many years of experience, advising on everything from straightforward subcontractor payment issues to complex, multi-party development projects. We draw on our deep sector knowledge to resolve your dispute quickly, collect money owed, and get your project back on track with minimum disruption. 

Our commercial approach  

Formal litigation should always be a last resort in construction. That is why we support you from the earliest stages of a construction dispute, minimising contractual risks from the very start of a project. When a dispute arises, we will discuss the various Alternative Dispute Resolution options with you, such as negotiation, mediation, adjudication or arbitration to avoid lengthy and expensive litigation.

Specific issues we regularly advise on include:

  • Breach of contract claims
  • Damages claims for substandard workmanship 
  • Professional negligence claims 
  • Claims for remedial works
  • Claims for delays and disruption where the work is not completed within agreed timescales
  • Recovering retention payments and unpaid debts
  • Insurance-related issues

We work with all the standard form contracts such as JCT, ACA, NEC and FIDIC, as well as bespoke contracts. We have the experience to get you the best results, whatever your issue or claim.

To learn more about our services, or for a confidential discussion about your situation, please call our construction dispute solicitors today.

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For a free initial conversation call 020 7485 8811

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    • “Shilpa is knowledgeable and helpful. She is not afraid to challenge the boundaries for her clients, with excellent results.”

      Surveyor, London

    • “Shilpa combines the fierce representation of her clients’ best interests with the reasonable and constructive attitude that the Court always looks for in modern litigation. She has invaluable tactical awareness and skilfully handles complex and unusual cases and difficult opponents. As a barrister it is a pleasure to be instructed by her because you so often find that she has already taken the steps that you would have recommended had you been the client’s first point of contact. Her preparation of cases for trial is extremely thorough and helps ensure a positive result before you have set foot in Court.”

      Paul De La Piquerie, Selborne Chambers

    • “Thank you so much for your help. You were efficient, clear and advised me well in addition to being very pleasant to work with.”

      Susan Pogue, London

    • “I would like to sincerely thank you for all the hard work in assisting me to resolve my rather unusual and complicated case. Last 2 years were very stressful and intensive and often only your professional approach and personal realistic but positive attitude helped me not to give up. The uncertainty weight of more than 10 years is off my shoulders thanks to you and your colleagues. Thanks once again for your legal advice, time, and efforts”.

      Khrystyna, London

    • “Mostly I am grateful that Shilpa was understanding about the delays caused by my illnesses, and that she stuck with me and got a good deal for my tenancy. I did feel she fought to protect me and my rights. I appreciate that she kept me informed about progress, sending copies of emails with the other side and consulting me when necessary. I appreciated her eye for detail on legal matters and how she stood firm against a somewhat tricky opposing solicitor.”

      H Banks, London

    • “Shilpa was very thorough in the advice she provided and I was immediately put at ease with her involvement. She works hard to achieve the agreed objective and I very much appreciate her help in my matter.”

      Laurence Dumenil, London

    • “Shilpa was very diligent in her attention to detail and her pursuit of all necessary documentation; she showed great determination in the face of many requests by the other party’s solicitor to let certain things slide. She was thorough and professional which gave us a great sense of security.”

      Oliver Forder, Managing Director, Tank Form Limited

    • Shilpa really helped us take charge of the situation and helped resolve this property dispute. I would not hesitate to recommend her or the team to anyone in a similar situation.

      David A, Trustpilot Review

    • On first meeting Shilpa I was sure that she understood immediately my requirements, and was sympathetic both to my financial restraints and my emotional state. She achieved everything I asked of her and proved to be invaluable, professional and efficient

      P Ashcroft, Trustpilot Review

    • At every step Shilpa alleviated any concerns and stresses we had. Always fast to respond, always professional and super knowledgeable.

      Trustpilot review

    • Shilpa has helped us through some key property litigation matters (residential and commercial) since 2014 and has delivered on every occasion. One particular issue had kept us in a state of stress and tension for almost a decade and after getting in touch with Shilpa she was able to help us bring the matter to a peaceful and successful conclusion.

      Trustpilot review

    • I received a call from Shilpa Mathuradas a couple of hours after filling the enquiry form for a callback. She actively listened to my party wall concerns responding with gentle professionalism, answering my concerns, letting me know what is and is not possible and when best to bring in a solicitor. All this within 10 minutes. Excellent.

      Trustpilot review

    • "They are an outstanding firm to work with. They are consistently impressive in their work."

      Chambers UK

    • Excellent in every aspect.

      Property Department Client

    • If I had another reason to have to seek legal advice again, I wouldn’t hesitate to use Shilpa, and would recommend her to anybody who needed legal advice.

      Property Litigation client

    • Shilpa was professional, realistic, and unflappable. Shilpa managed to persuade a reluctant witness to come forward to support my case. She obviously knows her subject very well.

      Property Litigation client

    • I always had full confidence in Shilpa keeping my best interests at heart. I often didn’t understand the legal language, and she would follow this up with a phone call and patiently explain.

      Property Litigation client

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