The Technical Advisory Division arose out of a need in the market for experts who can address technical issues in contracts, that have legal implications. This new Division aims to serve specialised sectors such as the construction, healthcare, insurance, petroleum and other technical industries
Construction Advisory Department
Under this new Division, we have introduced a specialized Construction Advisory Department with a mission to carefully review and audit construction contracts prior to signature by our clients. Why is this Department different? TLG are experts at construction law, but now have joined together with technical construction experts.
Prevention is better than cure. It is much easier and less costly to prevent a problem from occurring than to solve the problem after it has already occurred.
Many clients are disappointed to know during litigations that contract limits or prohibits their right to recover a claim and that the contract shifts risk to them unfairly.
Arguments over the contract language and its application typically ends up in expensive litigation where attorney fees and cost diminish any recovery a contractor ultimately receive.
A Construction litigation case may be lost, if there’s no Technical Advisor working with your lawyer to represent the technical facts to the Expert appointed by Court. Misrepresentation of those facts may have a negative outcome on the Expert report and the court decision, which may lead to losing an otherwise solid case.
Why It is important for companies involved in construction to have their contracts audited and reviewed by our team before agreeing to the terms and signing them:
- Contractor is often obliged to enter into contract agreement that has been prepared by the owner or main contractor and issued to the contractor as part of the tender documents. While the contractor may believe that his proposal covers all the conditions and qualifications he wishes to be included in the agreement with the owner or the main contractor, unfortunately the language of the contract may limit his rights and restrict them to the original terms of the contract thereby, increase his risks.
- If you don’t have your contract reviewed by us, the result can be catastrophic, but if you do, not only you will minimize your risk of costly litigation, you stand a much better chance of defending claims, collecting money, prevailing in any dispute and/or litigation and sustaining either a business you have worked so hard to maintain or a project you own.
- In the event of dispute, the rights and remedies of all the parties entering into construction contract will be determined by the terms of the agreement(s) between the parties. The written language that is contained in an agreement is so critical because a judge, jury or arbitrator will treat the written agreement as the best manifestation of what the parties agreed to, not what was verbally said or promised before, during, or after the contract was signed.
Our Goal is to assist our Clients to anticipate issues which may result in costly litigation and court awarded damages. Construction Advisory Department helps our Clients to understand their obligations and risks, while we best serve them by minimizing risk and preventing expensive litigation.