At Morton Fraser Lawyers we have highlighted clarity as our guiding principle.
This directs the way we communicate, the way we advise, the way we conduct relationships with our clients and the way we are totally transparent and upfront about our charges. This applies to all our services from the straightforward to the more complex.
Our team pursue and defend claims involving all participants in the construction process and at all stages. We can offer advice as soon as issues first arise and if required can advise on all types of formal dispute resolution including adjudication, arbitration, expert determination, court proceedings and mediation.
We resolve disputes for our clients in the most practical, appropriate and cost effective way. All available remedies, including self-help, are considered. The aim of the team is always to ensure that clients understand and are actively involved in the process at each stage.
More about our service
With a client base including employers, contractors, consultants and public sector we can provide advice either throughout the design period, the build or at conclusion. We advise on claims related to valuations and payment, extensions of time, enforceability of bonds, defective works, professional negligence and the ragbag of unusual and potentially time consuming issues which often arise in many construction projects. We aim to add value through prompt, clear advice with drafting and advocacy tailored to the individual needs of our clients.
In addition to assisting with formal disputes, we regularly provide clients with strategic dispute avoidance advice as soon as potential issues become apparent. This early intervention can assist in avoiding disputes escalating to formal proceedings.
We also work closely with our construction contracts colleagues to ensure a seamless service throughout the life of a project.
Our approach to fees
We understand the importance of providing fee clarity and value for money. At each stage of an instruction we aim to scope to work to be undertaken and to give the best estimate possible of the costs likely to be incurred. Budgets are kept under regular review. Fixed fee arrangements may be possible in certain circumstances, for example we have fixed fee options available in respect of certain types of adjudications