Construction Advisory Department encourages our clients to bring their contracts to us so we can ensure that your interests are protected right from the beginning, that is, at the pre-contract stage. Our construction experts will look at the technicalities and commitments of the contract while our legal experts will draft the language and legal framework to protect our clients and mitigate risks. This will help avoid disputes. In the event of a dispute this will save time, money and set a clearer picture of how to resolve the same. The primary issues that may arise in a dispute are dealt with in the contract and clarified prior to signing it.
Based on the extensive experience TLG has in construction litigation, we have selected the key points of contention and sections of construction contracts that need meticulous scrutiny. The provisions stated below are the most common subject of litigation, these are:
- Scope of Work
- Change Order and Disputed Work.
- Payment Provisions
- Offer, Extinction and Time of Performance.
- Concealed Conditions and Flow Down Clauses.
- Indemnity and Insurance Requirements.
- Termination for Convenience Clauses.
- Damage for Delay Clauses.
- Performance and Design Specifications
- Site Conditions.
- Dispute Resolution Clauses.
We serve several clients of all sizes ranging from large, medium and small construction companies. Our clientele mainly consists of contractors, we are able to serve all companies related to the construction industry. We provide our services to owners, developers, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors, designers or material suppliers. Our expertise in construction law and contract review may serve them all.
The division seeks to expand our client base and be of service to more companies.
Construction Advisory Department is able to extend our services to our clients by also providing Contracts Administration. This means we will put a team on the ground to ensure that the application of the contract is carried out correctly, fairly and within the interests of our clients. The experts administrating the contract are construction specialists.
As part of our Extended Service, we offer technical advisory during the examination stage of Court appointed Expert. It is very common in construction litigation that the Court of Law appoints a Technical Expert to review technical issues and the finding of the Expert report can be very crucial to the decision of the Court. The nature of the Expert works is highly technical and that is why it is imperative to involve Technical Advisor from our team to participate along with your lawyer during the meetings held by the Court appointed Expert. In many instances, the attribution of the Technical Advisor in those meetings can make a difference between loosing or winning the case.
Extended services also include dispute resolution through all available means. These include mediation, arbitration and litigation by our team and the other departments at TLG. Being part of a full-service boutique law firm also means that we have at our disposal the services of our other legal departments if a dispute should ever arise. Our Litigation Divisiont has been awarded several times as UAE’s best litigation team and are competent in successfully winning cases and recovering awards.