Expertise to resolve difficultiesClear, unbiased, expert advice for avoiding disputes. Support and management to reach resolution.
Are you facing…
I want to avoid dispute
We can undertake an initial review of your situation and offer early stage advice to help you avoid matters potentially escalating into a dispute.
I’m having an ongoing dispute
We can help by assessing the strengths and weaknesses of your current situation and make a recommendation on the way forward.
Expert advice to resolve dispute
We have the expertise to support and represent you in construction dispute processes.
We provide independent advice for avoiding disputes but also support and management to reach resolution.
We have Dispute Management expertise, to help you resolve difficulties by offering clear, unbiased, expert advice to help keep projects on track. We provide independent advice for avoiding disputes but also support and management to reach resolution. This includes reports and testimony in formal dispute resolution and in support of alternative dispute resolution.
Our dedicated and professionally qualified team have considerable experience and expertise in all aspects of contract and commercial management of engineering and construction projects covering many sectors throughout the UK procured under different methodologies and contract forms.
We offer Expert Witness, Adjudication, Mediation and Arbitration advice, support and representation.
Download our brochure to find tips how to avoid future dispute and how to resolve ongoing dispute issues.
Expertise to resolve difficulties. Clear, unbiased, expert advice for avoiding disputes. Support and management to reach resolution.
Contract risk strategies to avoid disputes
By reviewing and assessing the commercial risks associated with a particular project then flexible strategies can be adopted in relation to negotiating or drafting contracts which can in turn help avoid unnecessary disputes arising.
Mediation is a quick and cost effective method of reaching consensual and confidential agreements in construction disputes. It allows parties to settle disputes while maintaining contractual relationships. While the industry has been slow to embrace this method, our experience is that it is a useful option.
Adjudication was introduced to the construction industry in 1996 and is a compulsory dispute resolution mechanism which applies to all construction operations, regardless of the form of contract utilised. Since that time, the industry has embraced the process, resulting in it becoming a leading method of alternative dispute resolution, used in many cases as a quick and cost effective method of resolving disputes.
Arbitration is a private, contractual form of dispute resolution. It provides for the determination of disputes by a third party arbitrator or arbitration panel, selected by the parties to the dispute. Disputes are resolved on the basis of material facts, documents and relevant principles of law. Having never had a legislative basis in Scotland, the introduction of The Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 appears to be reversing this feeling, indeed many of the standard forms now have arbitration as their default dispute proceeding.
As independent advisors, we prepare a neutral evaluation that gives an objective analysis of the problem, and clear direction on how to resolve it. We specialise in exploring issues around time delay, mounting costs, financial risk and procurement, so clients are able to make informed commercial decisions.
Expert Witness reports are independent and impartial reports, which are produced on many aspects of construction work, including:- Quantum; Contract Interpretation; Defects; Claims for delay and Loss and Expense; Professional Negligence;
Who we are
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Shirley is a Director of BDG Thomson Gray Dispute Ltd. and Principal of BDG Thomson Gray Ltd.
Experienced in Expert Witness reports and testimony, arbitration and mediation provision, she is appointed to the R.I.C.S. Chairman’s Panel of Adjudicators.
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James is a Director of BDG Thomson Gray Dispute Ltd. He has worked for Thomson Gray since it’s inception in 2004 and has been a Director since 2009. James previously worked for a major international surveying practice in their Edinburgh and Glasgow offices.
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Stuart is a Director of BDG Thomson Gray Dispute Ltd. He regularly provides advice and opinions on construction disputes, professional negligence and Quantum to individual clients and to the legal profession having been regularly engaged by many of the leading legal practices in Scotland. He is an RICS Accredited Expert Witness.