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Stuart has mediated the following construction and engineering disputes:

Claim for quantum meruit in respect of joint tender for water treatment project.

Party wall claim following development, ground level changes and damp and water penetration, defended on the grounds of causation.

Dispute between traffic management plant hire operators in respect of payment for hire, failure to provide, damage and failure to return equipment.

Various schools contracts claims for M&E work.

Claim for payment and cross-claim for defects in respect of roof tiles supplies to building products business.

Dispute between uPVC window supplier and main contractor regarding delays and quality and whether the contractor had been provided with a satisfactory working environment on a housing estate development.

Claim by residential owners against adjacent site developers and engineers and consultants regarding the erection of a crib lock wall at the base of a slope, following serious subsidence.

Dispute between employer and main contractor regarding the contractual effect of a post-main contract change to the deed of appointment of the nominated structural engineer in respect of a £25m residential JCT design and build project in Mayfair.

Four-party dispute in respect of the supply of plywood with an excessive formaldehyde content.

Claim by main contractor for contribution against consulting engineer and groundworks contractor in respect of uneven warehouse slab.

Large volume of claims in respect of telecoms "enabling works" required to enable external insulation to local authority housing.

13m claim in respect of a defective foundation slab in the construction of a warehousing and logistics facility for a national retailer.

Multi-party dispute in respect of mains-replacement works under a public highway under a local authority utilities contract.

Dispute arising out of the manufacture and supply of two sulphuric acid storage tanks and the subsequent leak of 2500 litres of sulphuric acid.

Dispute regarding defective electrical and mechanical works and delays in respect of the construction of a 2.5m house.

Claims by liquidator against directors of construction contractor in respect of personal home improvement works and preferential payments to associated companies.

Claim by local authority pension fund against building surveyors and against M&E surveyors following acquisition of commercial office property with air-conditioning system which breached EC environmental regulations.

Claims against independent school for consultancy fees in respect of project management and construction of new school buildings.

Dispute in respect of a final account in relation to a residential building contract in Tuscany.

Claim by residential occupier for subsidence arising out of alleged contamination by industrial occupier of neighbouring land by caustic soda.

Claim by city council against contractor for negligent engineering of children’s water park.

Claim by borough council against architect of city-centre public space scheme.

Restrictive covenant dispute between scaffolding companies.

Final account dispute between contractor and sub-contractor
on construction of hospital.

Restrictive covenant dispute between architects.

Product liability claims relating to development, sale and installation of insulating materials.

Claim by liquidator against former directors of civil engineering business.

Shareholder dispute arising out of various construction development projects.

Stuart has experience of litigating and advising on a number
of construction and engineering disputes, including the following:

Dispute between coal supplier and contractor over the construction of a coal sorting and washing plant.

PFI, PPP and similar funding/development/operation structures.

Claim against concrete producer arising out of the construction of a concrete production plant.

Dispute between sub-ocean pipeline engineering company
and Asian customer arising out of specification and performance
of pipeline “pigs”.

Dispute between engineering contractor and Iranian customer over the specification and performance of drilling equipment
and terms of supply.

Claims by governors of new-build school against contractors
and consultant engineers over fuel-efficiency of design and installation of structure and systems.

Arbitration proceedings by supplier against Greek company over specification and performance of liquid gas equipment to project
in middle-east.

Dispute between Finnish manufacturer and supplier of pressure vessels and sub-contractor over specification and performance
of high pressure system.

Dispute between civil engineering building products manufacturer and contractor over specification and performance
of heavy-duty plastic drainage.

Dispute between Dutch supplier and main contractor over specification and performance of water filtration membranes.

Claim by carpet manufacturer against supplier over defective air-conditioning system.

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  Please feel free to contact Stuart directly, or to speak to his clerks at IPOS   


07831 624579




03330 144575




03330 144575



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