Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner launches report to spot 10 early warning signs of a likely dispute

There is a well-known saying in medicine – ‘prevention is better than cure’…

…in global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s (BCLP) experience, the same principle applies to large-scale construction projects and the disputes they give rise to.

Given the sheer scale and complexity of construction projects the industry brings to fruition, problems – such as managing delay and disruption, change control, performance disagreements and financial issues – are perhaps inevitable and they rarely emerge out of the blue. But, if you know what to look for, many of those problems are identifiable, or even correctable before they deteriorate into formal proceedings. Construction problems spotted earlier are, on the whole, far less traumatic to cure.

In this new report BCLP’s global team of specialist construction disputes lawyers take an x-ray of large-scale construction projects, revealing the most common early warning signs of a likely dispute between owners and contractors, or within the supply chain. The early warning signs examined in the report are based on BCLP’s experience of repetitive issues seen while resolving many construction disputes, for over 750 clients in over 40 countries, across a multitude of sectors.

The early warning signs are by no means exhaustive – we all know there are many niche or less predictable problems that can arise – but the intent here is to provide a quick early diagnosis reminder for the most common construction ailments.

The team at BCLP hope you enjoy reading the report and, above all, find it useful in your day-to-day role.

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