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Given the complexity of issues and the amounts that are typically involved in construction disputes, preparing early and properly for a potential construction dispute is an important process, but one which can be time-consuming and expensive. Preparing for a potential construction dispute where a formal dispute is likely, but may or may not ultimately arise, can therefore be a balancing act. So how can a party best prepare itself in these circumstances?
The London Construction & Infrastructure Group are pleased to share the latest episode in our ‘Construction Contract & Claims Management’ podcast series which explores how to prepare for a potential construction dispute.
This episode is also accompanied by a checklist which sets out some of the key matters to be considered when a potential construction dispute is on the horizon. The checklist can be viewed and downloaded here.
The next episode in the series will discuss how to navigate settlement discussions and prepare settlement agreements in the context of construction claims and disputes.
Previous episodes in the series can be found on our website.