Dispute Avoidance

Consider your options...

I strongly believe that prevention is better than cure. Avoidance of disputes starts at the conception and design stage of a project and continues right through until the final release of retention after the defects period.

Every step of a construction project has the potential to cause a dispute and it is not possible to eliminate the risk of disputes completely. However, it is possible to minimise the risk.

Despite highly publicised cases in the courts, the vast majority of disputes are settled by negotiation alone. Try to deal with disagreements as they arise, afterall, you're going to have to resolve them at some point.

The best way to avoid a dispute is to seek impartial advice, evaluate your options and then negotiate a settlement.

If negotiations are going nowhere, suggest mediation to get things moving again.