Litigation – Demolition Contractor
How we helped
We acted regarding a claim against a Demolition Contractor for a delay in completing demolition and asbestos decontamination works in as part of a £3.4m factory construction project. Working with the Contract Administrator to evidence and quantify the claim; including the preparation of a detailed letter of claim following which a without prejudice meeting was held with the defendant’s representatives to discuss the issues. Following conference with Counsel in Chambers (Omar Ensaff at No. 5 Chambers in Birmingham) an adjudication claim is to be commenced under the statutory adjudication procedures of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.
The matter is important to the clients because of the direct expenses that were incurred in the main construction programme and because the demolition contractor left a situation where the site had to be closed down due to asbestos contamination in the reclaimed demolition materials and required Environment Agency approval for the remediation works.
Claim initially quantified at £132k plus interest.