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When economic uncertainty and rising costs strike, construction projects are often a highly visible casualty. Construction veterans know only too well that disputes can arise at any stage of a project – and are often public.

The importance of mitigating risks cannot be overstressed, and neither can the value of a heavyweight construction litigation team for when risks spill over into disputes and litigation.

That’s where our industry-recognised specialists come in. We have built a team of experts with a deep understanding of the construction industry, who have dedicated their careers to providing tailored solutions for clients taking on high-profile transformational projects. These include social housing providers, developers, contractors, subcontractors, and other construction professionals.

Our litigation experience spans the UK, from new-build to landmark developments. Historic monuments, mixed-use office space, retail, commercial, industrial and residential developments have all profited from our skills in dispute resolution and, where unavoidable, litigation. We have a proven track record of successfully resolving construction issues and protecting our clients’ interests, so that they can 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 multimillion claim arising from the failed design of a reinforced concrete framed multistorey development and the resultant delay and disruption arising from remedial work
  • Successfully resisting the adjudication of numerous payment claims for non-compliance 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 and negotiating settlements
  • Managing risks and liabilities


  • 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 2 by Chambers and Partners


“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


Philip Graham


Harriet Butterfield

Consultant Barrister

Carys Griffith

Trainee Solicitor

Emily John

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