Variations, loss and expense, and damages claims for breach of contract are everyday life on construction projects. A high standard of claim preparation is not. Every claim arising under a construction contract is unique, and there are many variables to consider. Many claims are produced without considering the contract provisions in full, which outline conditions of entitlement and the rules of assessment. Similarly, other claims fail due to the absence of essential common law requirements, such as proof of causation, claim particularisation and evidence the damages are not too “remote”. The financial cost of not considering these matters can be huge.
All our claims consultants are dual qualified through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. This means they have intricate knowledge of contractual entitlement, common law principles and quantum claim preparation.
Rowfield’s expertly compiled claims, and variations help you maximise profitability on every project. Furthermore, we are equally adept at helping you defend against claims. Our service reduces the risk of commercial distress by ensuring you are adequately compensated for extra work and disruption caused by others.
Where needed, we can advise you on the financial consequences of contract termination or repudiation.
Rowfield are a firm of Chartered Quantity Surveyors that provide commercial management, dispute resolution and project support services to the construction industry.