Construction Disputes

Getting into a dispute is the result nobody wants. But if it happens the construction law team at Goodman Derrick is here to guide you through the process and to provide commercially sound and tactically astute advice at each stage. 

Not all disputes are the same so you need legal advisers who offer bespoke solutions that are compatible with your needs and the end result you want. 

We regularly represent our clients in all forms of dispute resolution from adjudication and high court litigation to ICC arbitrations, acting for clients involved in disputes abroad and for international clients with disputes within the UK.

We know that our clients require commercial outcomes and we are skilled in using negotiation and mediation techniques to achieve these efficiently.

Dispute resolution services include:

  • Claims Evaluation
  • Early Neutral Evaluation
  • Court litigation
  • Dispute Boards
  • International Arbitration


A specialist adjudication services is also available, we provide a tailored approach that is aligned with the value in dispute.  The team works closely with experts and consultancy practices to provide clients with the highest quality - yet cost effective - service for all adjudications. In many cases we are able to offer a fixed price. 

Please contact Richard Bailey, Kieran Fano or Laughlan Steer who will be able to guide you through the adjudication process.

Our service and our network

In all areas of dispute resolution we pride ourselves on the high quality of our client service, our availability and our pragmatism.

Our clients also benefit from our network, we know and regularly work with some of the most highly regarded barristers, experts and consultants in the sector and we can engage the right people to help you win your case.

For our clients who require advice aboard, the firm has a very strong network of trusted firms across Europe, the USA, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

International Arbitration

Our specialist construction lawyers are experienced at dealing with domestic and international arbitrations - please visit our International Arbitration page for further information.


Early advice is crucial in a dispute scenario. Please contact Richard Bailey, Head of Construction, to discuss your situation without obligation on +44 (0)7971 418051 or

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