Construction Claims


Ridgemont provides legal assistance for a wide range of construction claims. Our team of specialist construction lawyers can assist those looking to defend or make a claim.

Ridgemont provides legal assistance for a wide range of construction claims. Our team of specialist construction lawyers can assist those looking to defend or make a claim.

We understand that you will want to resolve matters quickly and efficiently, which is why we always focus on resolving matters outside of court in the first instance.

Free Initial Discussion

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on +44 (0) 203 909 9590 or email us at contactus@ridgemont.co and a member of our construction team will get back to you.

Making A Claim

As construction claims lawyers specialising in dispute resolution, we provide bespoke advice on a wide range of contractual issues, including advice on avoiding construction disputes in the first place and resolving construction claims, should they arise, in the most effective, timely and commercial way possible.

Construction claims and disputes are common in the industry and are often technically and legally complex. By instructing our highly experienced lawyers you will have peace of mind that your interests are protected. We will support you through the claims process with clear and meaningful advice that will enable you to decide how best to resolve the issue.

In the past, parties would enter into litigation to resolve their disputes and claims, however, this is a costly and lengthy means of resolving a dispute. Over the years, various methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) have been established to avoid expensive litigation and our team are experts at using these methods in the first instance.

We act for both claimants and defendants at every level of the supply chain, advising a range of parties, including:

  • Architects
  • Consultants
  • Main contractors
  • Project managers
  • Subcontractors
  • Suppliers
  • Employers (or building owners)

Benefits of Instructing a Construction Law Firm

  • Any construction dispute involves technical, sector specific legislation and caselaw. It is crucial that whoever advises you is not only legally qualified, but also has a huge amount of experience of complex legal disputes in the construction industry.
  • Claims advisers are often not legally qualified, meaning that you cannot have full confidence that they are able to fully advise you on a construction claim.
  • An adjudication is a fast process and you need a team of lawyers behind you, who can react quickly and produce excellent work under pressure.
  • As a regulated law firm, we are obliged to carry professional indemnity legal insurance. We are also held to strict professional rules, including always acting in your best interests. Other advisers are not held to the same standard.

Construction Claim Areas

We offer bespoke solutions and offer professional advice on a wide range of issues including:

  • Breach of contract claims and claims arising from a repudiatory breach
  • Claims avoidance
  • Claims defence
  • Claims drafting
  • Claims management
  • Commercial settlement strategies and negotiations
  • Construction defects and contra charges
  • Construction delays
  • Contract alterations, additional construction works or variation claims
  • Counterclaims
  • Defective work in construction projects or poor workmanship
  • Dispute management and resolution
  • Expert witness & Forensic delay analysis
  • Quantum construction evaluation
  • Termination of construction contracts

Resolving Disputes - Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Where possible we help our clients avoid litigation and costly court proceedings by utilising alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods which include:

If a claim or dispute arises, our experienced team are well-positioned as experts in the field of construction law and will work closely with you to progress your claim or help defend a claim.

Visit our Construction Disputes page for more information.

Do I have A Claim?

Call our team to discuss the merits of your claim or the claim you are facing. We will be able to investigate the particulars of the situation to establish the strength of any dispute and can present you with a range of options moving forward.

Why Choose Us

Our team have been involved in a wide range of construction claims and disputes, many of which have involved niche and unusual points of law.

Our style is to be proactive and work with you and other advisers to achieve your objectives. Our depth and breadth of expertise enable us to add value by facilitating the dispute resolution process.

We aim to work with you to help to deliver your projects successfully and efficiently and to resolve claims as swiftly as possible. Whether you want general advice or strong action, we have the knowledge and experience to help you in the most effective way.

We are able to clearly explain the legal issues and provide you with expert advice in your specific circumstances.

How to Get in Contact

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on +44 (0) 203 909 9590 or email us at contactus@ridgemont.co and a member of our construction claims team will get back to you.

We specialise in construction law and real estate matters and have an excellent reputation across the country. We can assist wherever you are in the based and have offices in central London.