Top tips - delay and disruption claims

Following our recent webinar on delay and disruption claims - you will find a link to the recording and slides here - I have 5 top tips for those bringing or defending disruption claims – here are the first 2:

1. Know your contracts: make sure you and those on the ground dealing with the project day to day know the key terms. This should include what events will entitle a contractor to recover additional costs and what the notice provisions are.

2. Notification of disruptive events: most contracts require events to be notified when they will cause or are likely to cause disruption. Some contracts make this a condition precedent to recovery, meaning that the failure to serve a notice on time will be a complete bar to entitlement.

• Employers should make sure they are reviewing notices, and that they correct any factual inaccuracies. You should do this straight away.

• Contractors - don’t fall at the first hurdle! Having pro forma notices to make it easy for those on the ground and having regular project reviews can help make sure you comply.

Stay tuned for my other top tips, which I’ll post over the next few days.

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