Sharpe Pritchard is unique in offering a dedicated unit specialising exclusively in the adjudication of construction disputes.
The team is led by head of construction Justin Mendelle. Recognised by Legal 500 as a leader in the field, Justin has a decade of experience in successfully advising on construction projects. The team is strongly resourced at all levels to ensure comprehensive support at every stage of the adjudication process, especially during the heat of battle. Our team is also able to draw on a trusted network of technical advisors to provide expert input when required.
We are experienced in dealing with adjudication under all the major standard form contracts including JCT, NEC and GC/Works. Our team is also very familiar with the procedures for adjudication under the Scheme for Construction Contracts, the standard form contracts and the key independent bodies, including TeCSA, TECBAR and CEDR.
We are equally comfortable acting for referring or responding parties and fully understand the different pressures involved in each.
If you are referring a dispute to adjudication, we will support you with:
- dispute resolution strategy;
- preparation for adjudication;
- preparation of referral notices;
- liaison with experts; and
- preparation of responses.
If you have to respond to a request for adjudication, our support will include:
- rapid response advice;
- preparation of response notice; and
- advice on procedure.
Depending on the outcome, we also advise on:
- appealing a decision; and