Hopefully the green shoots of recovery will continue to start to show in 2021. However, as an industry, we still have many challenges ahead. The previous and ongoing effects of the pandemic on projects and working practices continue to be felt. This includes recent warnings from the Construction Leadership Council (“Construction Product Availability Statement” 7 April 2021) regarding continued shortages of certain building materials and products which are “likely to worsen before they improve”.
Whilst many in the construction industry continue to try to work collaboratively and innovatively, it is also unfortunately inevitable that, in these difficult trading times, there will also be disputes between parties. Covid and lockdown has certainly not, it appears, put off parties from becoming embroiled in disputes, including escalating and referring disputes to adjudication (which remains a popular means of resolving disputes in the construction industry).
It therefore remains more important than ever that companies safeguard and protect their position in their dealings with others, including both contractually and financially. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that as a practice we are continuing to see a large increase in disputes and demand for our services.
If you have a construction dispute why not contact us to see if we can help? We are a modern and innovative construction contract and commercial, and dispute resolution consultancy, specialising in providing contractual and commercial support services (both non-contentious and contentious) to those operating in the Construction industry. We have extensive experience and a proven tract record in the resolution of construction disputes. We give sound advice. We attempt dispute avoidance techniques initially (where appropriate to do so), and only where this fails, we give a committed service and provide hard work to attempt to obtain the best result that we can for our clients through a formal dispute resolution process. When it comes to Adjudication Blue Sky ADR regularly and very successfully represents parties, both in pursuing and in defending Adjudication actions; it has done so for many years and our staff have extensive experience and knowledge in this complex and specialist area.
We are always here to help you when you need our assistance, and even through all of the recent unprecedented and extremely trying times, it has still been business as usual for Blue Sky ADR Ltd. Our services and support to you and your team can, in the majority of instances, still be provided remotely by us, and we remain contactable by phone, email or post (key contact details are provided below). Files and papers can still be sent to us electronically. In the event that a meeting is required this can still be done by telephone or a video conference can be set up. If you allow us to provide our support to you through these most difficult of times we will do our absolute best for you. Please stay safe and we hope to hear from you soon.
Peter Barnes and Matthew Davies
Peter Barnes - Director
Mobile 07515 104307
Tel. 0845 371 2575
Matthew Davies - Director
Mobile 07552 167123
Tel. 0845 371 2575