Construction Law, Claims and Dispute Assistance Services
We understand that construction contracts can be risky and complex. At some point, the need for commercial assistance becomes unavoidable.
Our clients trust us to assist them hands-on in dealing with complex matters under the standard form contracts JBCC, NEC, FIDIC and GCC. We have extensive experience in helping and advising clients on contractual matters, disputes, adjudication or arbitration.
Our distinct advantage is that we are technical specialists in construction law and not lawyers. We therefore bridge the gap between the application of contracts within the technical context of a real construction site.
As a boutique consultancy, we have an impressive track record and our clients will tell you: “these guys are the preferred team to have on your side when looking at claims or entering into a dispute”
We’ll help you with
Project-based Claims and Commercial Assistance
We assist your construcion projects with skillful claims and commercial related assistance on site during execution.
Expert Witness Reports
Our team have vast experience in advising legal teams on complex technical matters.
Disputes in construction are unavoidable. With our experience in these procedings, we bring of wealth of knowledge and practical advice to assist you and to help you achieve a positive outcome.
Forensic Delay Analysis
Don’t let technical delay claims bog you down. We are the experts in forensic delay analysis.
They trust us
Exceptional skills, tailored service and invaluable experience.
Just three reasons why so many clients across the industry choose us.
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Who owns the float under the JBCC contract?
4 minute read - by Kobus le RouxWho owns the float under the JBCC contract?This debate is as old and tattered as that weathered safety boot your dog keeps chewing on. And still, when it’s raised in a meeting, it manages to loosen the tempers and get everyone riled...
JBCC Can a Contractor deduct penalties from a Subcontractor
5 minute read - by Kobus le RouxCan a Contractor deduct penalties from a Subcontractor under the JBCC N/S Sub Agreement?This is what construction contractors and subcontractors lose a lot of sleep on - penalties for late completion. Yes, the dreaded penalty clause....
JBCC Can amounts be deducted due to defects?
6 minute read - by Kobus le RouxCan amounts be deducted from a JBCC interim payment certificate due to defective work?Contractors are often blindsided by an abrupt reduction in the value of work that is certified for payment, by the principal agent in an interim...
When can the JBCC contract be cancelled due to slow work
8 minute read - by Kobus le RouxWhen can the JBCC contract be cancelled due to slow work?One of the key obligations of the contractor under the JBCC contract is to proceed with work at a diligent or expeditious rate. If a contractor fails to proceed with due...
JBCC COVID-19 Questions and Answers
7 minute read - by Kobus le RouxJBCC questions and answers for COVID-19In this article we look at some of the most pressing JBCC COVID-19 related questions we dealt with during this time and hope to impress some of our views on the matter, for our readers....
Can the principal agent issue an instruction to accelerate work under the JBCC Contract
5 minute read - by Kobus le RouxCan the principal agent accelerate the work under the JBCC Contract?Acceleration is one of those sticky concepts in the building industry and especially within the JBCC contract. Contractors, employers, and agents habitually find...
How to ensure MS Project is a great tool for your construction business
6 minute read - by Kobus le RouxHow to ensure MS Project is a great tool for your construction business."Chaos is a friend of mine"- Bob Dylan If I walk onto your project right now, would you have this level of control? For some contractors, chaos is the only way...
JBCC – Can a Contractor deduct contra-charges from a Subcontractor
4 minute read - by Kobus le RouxCan a contractor deduct contra-charges from a Subcontractor?A story that many N/S Subcontractors of the JBCC contract know very well (particularly the plumbers). The last tube of silicone is neatly wiped. The WC’s are flushed. The...
What is the advantage to cost-loading a construction schedule in MS Project
Video article - by Kobus le Roux Ever wondered what is the advantage of cost loading your schedule in Microsoft Project? Did you know you can also cost load from a BOQ in MSP? Below is a good explanation of why I like to cost load schedules and why you may want to...
Can a contractor claim for late information on a JBCC Contract?
10 minute read - by Kobus le RouxClaiming for late information on the JBCC ContractUnder a JBCC contract, a contractor plans to finish a portion of formwork by day 20 of his programme. Then, the plan is to start placing the reinforcing steel on day 21. The...