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Contractual Advice

Construction contracts are invariably complex. Whether pre, during, or post-contract, HDP bring clarity and reduce complexity

The conditions of contract, the particular conditions of application, specifications and drawings, usually contain ambiguities and conflicts.

They also need to be applied and interpreted according to the law. This can lead to differences of opinion, particularly if documents have not been carefully drafted and compiled.

Contractual Advice services:

  • Contract Administration
  • Protecting Commercial Interests

Contract Administration

For both Employer and Contractor, the commencement of any project is an intense time.

The team often haven’t worked together before and are finding their feet.

This is one of the most important times for the project. It must be used for setting up systems and procedures in order to effectively manage the project.

Should a legal dispute arise, the outcome and legal bills may be costly. This can be accentuated if the right records aren’t available. Ensure you have the necessary records and documentation in place to ensure project success even if a dispute occurs.

Let HDP provide you with an independent and objective perspective. You might need assistance to draft contractual and commercial procedures. You may wish to ensure your contracts are managed efficiently and your interests are protected through the life of the project. HDP’s friendly and helpful team can guide you and support your teams.

Allow us to visit your project on a regular basis. During our visit we’ll review contractual matters, discuss them with the project team and provide appropriate advice. We’ll include tips for risk management and the correct contractual actions to be taken. Allow us to review correspondence and prepare or advise on appropriate responses.

Protect your commercial interests from tender to final account. We can help you:

  • Review conditions of contract at tender stage
  • Advise on risks and onerous conditions
  • Assist in drafting final conditions of contract to reflect post contract negotiations
  • Advise on the interpretation of the contract
  • Advise on conflicts and ambiguities within the contract
  • Provide contractual advice throughout the life of a project