This week’s ‘Wise Up Wednesday’ is all about resolving disputes – before they start!
Many disputes can be avoided by getting the paperwork right in the first place, and making sure that everyone has a common understanding of what is expected of them, and what will happen if things go wrong.
So the first way of resolving that dispute is to stop it from happening in the first place.
Adopting the following approach can help:
- Record all pre-contract negotiations and confirm everything in writing and/or email;
- Make sure all the important details are properly incorporated in the contract and that it exactly what has been agreed;
- Agree on any standard terms and conditions to be used and negotiate out any onerous clauses;
- Don’t agree to anything you don’t understand and if you need to, don’t be shy about getting advice on your contract documentation.
- Make sure you follow the procedures set out in the contract – don’t ignore them…
What If Things Still Go Wrong?
Construction is a contentious business, so it’s no surprise that disputes can arise, even if you haven’t done anything wrong.
Commencing any form of dispute resolution can be stressful and impact on your business, because no matter how strong your case, you can never be certain of the outcome.
That’s why it is absolutely essential that you get things right from beginning to end.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
You need to know how to put all this together to make sure you keep disputes to a minimum, get paid, and protect your company’s financial well being.
So, please come and discover the Secret Keys To Minimise Risk and Maximise Profit, that we have been putting into practice on behalf of Specialist Subcontractors for the last 27 years.
And they’re are being revealed at our March events;
“Understand Your Contract to Minimise Risk and Maximise Profit”
“Introduction To Contractual Awareness and Using JCT Subcontracts”
WHEN/WHERE IS IT? The dates and fast access venues are as follows;
15 March – Oulton Hall – Leeds close to M1 and M62
22 March – The Nottingham Belfry – Nottingham close to M1 J26
29 March – The Village Hotel – Coventry close to M6 and M40
WHAT DOES IT COVER?
We will be unlocking the Secrets To Getting Paid on time every time in a straightforward down to earth easy to follow style using real life examples.
Here’s what your fellow Subcontractors said about our last event;
“Easily digestible information delivered in an interesting and easy to understand format”
“Very detailed and informative”
“Very informative and well delivered”
“We were struggling to get paid; not any longer!”
- Session 1 – Contract Formation
- Session 2 – Introduction to JCT Contracts and Construction Act
- Session 3 – Time, Notices and Delay and Disruption
- Session 4 – Instructions, Variations and Maximising Return
- Session 5 – Getting Paid On Time and the Right Amount
- Session 6 – Resolving Conflicts and Disputes
- Session 7 – Putting It All Together
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This is exclusively for Specialist Contractors and is designed specifically to provide a broad appeal for Specialist Contractors staff who work with contracts which includes;
- Contracts Managers;
- Project Managers;
- Commercial Managers,
- Quantity Surveyors,
- Credit Controllers and
WHAT WILL WE GET OUT OF IT? The Secrets To Getting Paid! Specialist Contractors don’t get paid because they don’t understand the contract or don’t apply it when they should. We will reveal all you need to know to enable you to understand the fundamentals of those subcontracts, and how to get paid.
WHAT DOES IT COST? You can book now for preferential discounts and rates – but be quick to ensure you receive your Early Booking Discount!
Book within the next few days and instead of paying £350, you can pay just £315.00 saving you 10% off the standard price.
Book two or more places and you can pay just £280 each saving you 20% off the standard price.
Special rates apply for our Buddies (members) – please ask Tanya for details.
All rates are subject to VAT
Booking couldn’t be simpler, just contact Tanya directly on 01773 712116 or firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your places and she will take care of the rest. She is brilliant!
But hurry our last round of seminars sold out very quickly.
P.S. Please remember that we are here to provide solutions exclusively for Subcontractors. If you want access to professional solutions that work, then please give us a call on 01773 712116, or email email@example.com today.