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The construction industry is constantly navigating challenges, from rising costs to economic uncertainty.  If you are involved in construction, you understand that disputes can arise at any stage of a project. Often public and always distracting. Whatever the nature of your construction project, mitigating risks and resolving any challenges are integral to success. That’s where our industry-recognised construction litigation specialists come in. We have built a team of experts who possess a deep understanding of the construction industry.  Our experts have dedicated their careers to providing tailored solutions for clients across a range of sectors, acting for social housing providers, developers, contractors, subcontractors, and construction professionals.

Our range of litigation experience spans energy projects, mixed-use office space, residential, heritage schemes, retail, student developments & commercial projects.  Our partners have litigated disputes related to notable structures across the United Kingdom.  We have a proven track record of successfully resolving construction disputes, protecting our clients’ interests, and allowing them to concentrate on completing their projects.

  • Successfully representing the developer of multiple residential development sites in serial adjudications arising from the development of net zero carbon smart homes.
  • Representing a social housing provider before the High Court in relation to breach of duty and Defective Premises Act claims arising from the defective design and construction of a high dependency social care facility.
  • Advising a main contractor on a multi million claim arising from the failed design of a reinforced concrete framed multi storey development and the resultant delay, disruption arising from remedial work.
  • Successfully resisting the adjudication of numerous payment claims for noncompliance with condition precedent terms within a series of subcontract arrangements.
  • Advising on the termination of various construction contracts arising from allegations of fraud by the main contractor and associated parties.
  • Advising on a series of interim valuation and subsequent final account disputes related to the completion of a substantial retail park in central England.
  • Representing clients in all forms of construction related dispute resolution including Court proceedings, Arbitration and Adjudication.
  • Advising on construction delays and defects.
  • Resolving contract disputes & negotiating settlements.
  • Managing risks and liabilities.

Accolades

  • Philip Graham is ranked as a leading individual in Construction in the Legal 500
  • The Litigation Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500.
  • The Litigation Team is ranked Band 3 in Chambers & Partners.

Testimonials

“Phil and his team went above and beyond in simultaneously defending our position from one party whilst successfully pursuing our claims against another.  The attention to detail was second to none, combined with a personal and reassuring approach.”

“Acuity is my go-to team when a dispute needs to be brought to a head.  The practical and commercial advice is of the highest level and achieves fantastic results.”

“Phil and his team at Acuity are relentless in searching out and achieving the right result, with an attention to detail that is second to none.”

Huw Roffe, Partner at Acuity Law

Huw Roffe

Partner
 

Philip Graham

Partner
 
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Harriet Butterfield

Consultant Barrister
 

Emily John

Paralegal
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