Alternative Dispute Resolution

ADR in Construction and Civil Engineering Contracts

One Stop Consultancy

Facilitated Negotiation | Adjudication | Arbitration | Expert Determination

IThe UK construction industry has become notorious for disputes. Disputes emerge for a multitude of reasons, often creating vast extra costs and lengthy delays. Our team will work to identify the cause, culpable parties and the impact in terms of time and money, as well as working with you towards the most efficient and cost-effective way of securing your entitlement/liability.

Our team has vast experience working on a range of engineering, construction and technology projects. Our consultants can provide evidenced documents on various delays, disruptions, extensions and monetary matters. They also work with lawyers where necessary to ensure contractual and legal compliance.
We manage claims and negotiate the best outcomes on behalf of our clients. If the claims cannot be settled and negotiations become contentious then we will prepare and manage a dispute resolution strategy focusing on achieving a cost-effective negotiated settlement.

Viviad offer the following ADR services:
- Facilitated Negotiation
- Adjudication
- Arbitration
- Expert Determination

Case Management

Arbitration and litigation cases can be financially draining, not only requiring barristers, lawyers and experts, but also the time of staff and the management team. Therefore, we believe that dispute resolution should be managed the way you would a commercial project. We provide a case manager to monitor the progress of the following throughout the process:
- Estimated overall cost of the case and potential financial recovery range
- Realistic legal opinions on the chance of success
- Expert opinion on the potential time extension
- A programme and deliverables for each resource
- Risk related to the costs of the other party
- Estimated recovery of your own costs

As the case progresses, we monitor it closely in order to outline changes in relation to any of the above points. This could lead to greater emphasis on the existing strategy, or a change in the strategy adopted. The case manager also presents a monthly report and actionable advice that allows you to make well-informed decisions that lead to the best outcomes for your organisation.