Law firm caps fees for smaller construction disputes

Grant Prior 1 year ago
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Bid and construction law specialist BWL Consulting has launched a new fixed-fee adjudication service for smaller disputes.

The new product will cap legal fees at a maximum of £5,000 on adjudication cases with a value below £50,000.

BWL said the service is aimed at smaller construction businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic who are seeking to resolve payment disputes.

Director, Paul Benson said: “After the successful launch of our insurance-backed, No-Win No-Fee adjudication product last year, we wanted to create a product more accessible to those businesses who have a claim which is usually too low in value to pursue.

“Sadly, we have seen that many organisations are closing their doors due to one or two disputes that have a value below £50,000.

“It has been a truly turbulent time for the construction industry with many companies going into liquidation, projects being halted, or cancelled altogether and the consequent impact on the sector as a whole.

“This new branch of the product means that businesses seeking to claim up to £50,000 can get access to our expert team of legal and construction professionals, with a maximum fee for a resolution of £5,000.

“The aim is to provide reassurance to those businesses who may be owed money but feel reluctant to proceed due to concerns over mounting legal fees.”

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