Negotiatiing, is often the simplest method of getting your problems resolved, but to be successful our experience tells us that Specialist Contractors, Trade Contractors and Subcontractors benefit from our expert assistance.

Parties to a dispute can try to negotiate a settlement at any time, whether or not it is provided for in any contract between them.

Negotiation can be informal: by email, telephone or face-to-face, but it can also be undertaken in a more formal way.

Negotiation can take place at any stage of the dispute, and be as quick as the parties want.

Typically, negotiation is private and confidential. In situations where English law applies, the negotiations are subject to the ‘without prejudice’ doctrine. The parties retain control of the outcome as they decide whether the proposed terms are acceptable, and give instructions and approve any agreement reached.

Many standard-form construction contracts and bespoke contracts provide for negotiation to escalate through various levels of management. This is a useful way of raising awareness of the dispute at more senior management levels. It creates the opportunity for a more objective assessment of the position by senior decision makers, thereby increasing the opportunity of settlement.

A successful negotiation increases the chances of maintaining the relationship between the parties.

We Can Help Resolve Your Construction Dispute By Negotiation

We have over 29 years’ experience in dispute resolution for Specialist Contractors, Trade Contractors and Subcontractors and our experience ranges from the relatively modest dispute of a few £thousand pounds to multi-£million pound disputes. This wealth of expertise enables us to put your case forward in a way that is tailored to suit your specific needs.

Our expert Consutants provide advice and assistance as and when needed. We can supplement an existing quantity surveying team or provide the right people who can help.

Our enthusiasm and calm positive determination along with our training in a variety of disciplines including the law, negotiation, marketing, arbitration, quantity surveying and engineering, enable us to press your case in the most effective way possible.

We pride ourselves on resolving over 95% of cases without formal action, and have recovered £millions of pounds for Specialist Contractors, Trade Contractors and Subcontractors like yourself.

Whatever the nature of your dispute Streetwisesubbie can provide you with a cost effective solution.

Streetwise is here to provide Specialist Sub-Contractors in the construction and engineering industry with practical advice, information and active support from our nationwide team of Consultants .

Please call us now for initial free advice** on 01773 712116 or email : and you can speak directly to one of our team of highly experienced and qualified Consultants who will be able to help.

We specialise in helping Specialist Contractors, Trade Contractors and Subcontractors in the construction and engineering industries. Click here to find out how we can help you.

** Subject to our terms and conditions which are very straightforward and you will NOT be charged for your intial call to us, and will not be charged unless and until you decide to appoint one of our expert Construction Consultants.

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