Construction Pre-Action Protocol Procedures

Welcome to Francis Wilks & Jones, the law firm which specialises in all types of Construction Pre-Action Protocol procedures.  Whatever the nature of your enquiry regarding this area of construction law, please contact one of our friendly lawyers now and we can help.

1. Pre action protocol construction

Pre-action protocol construction is a term commonly used by parties considering how best to resolve construction litigation disputes without the need to formally issue legal proceedings. There exists the Pre Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes (2nd Edition) which is a framework document setting out the obligations on each party to a potential construction dispute to try and resolve their issues without the need for formal legal proceedings.
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2. Construction dispute resolution

Construction dispute resolution is a term commonly used to describe the process contained in the Pre Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes. Construction dispute resolution the obligation on parties to construction contracts to resolve construction disputes without the need for a formal construction litigation claim. At Francis Wilks & Jones we have the team of construction dispute resolution lawyers who are able to assist you in any construction protocol claim.
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3. Construction litigation

Construction litigation is something which the Pre Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes is designed to avoid. Whether you are a main contractor, sub-contractor, developer architect, engineer or quantity surveyor, complying with the terms of the pre action protocol can reduce your chances of a lengthy set of construction litigation proceedings and increase your chances of successful construction dispute resolution. The team at Francis Wilks & Jones can advise you on all aspects of construction litigation and the pre action protocol.
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4. Letter before action

A letter before action is a key part of the construction dispute resolution protocol. Failure to send a letter before action can lead to construction litigation taking place which could otherwise have been avoided. If that happens, then there can be severe cost consequences for a Claimant for failing to comply with the terms of the relevant pre action protocol on construction as set out in the Pre Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes (2nd Edition).
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5. Construction disputes

Construction disputes can come in a wide variety of guises whether it be adjudication, arbitration, construction dispute resolution or construction litigation. Whatever the nature of the construction dispute, the expert construction lawyers at Francis Wilks & Jones can help you through the relevant construction law and appropriate construction processes to maximise the chances of success for you.
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6. Construction law firms

Francis Wilks & Jones is one of the leading construction law firms in the country. It is a specialist in all types of construction dispute including letters before action, construction litigation, construction dispute resolution and pre action protocol construction work. Contact one of our friendly construction lawyers now for your friendly consultation.
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7. Alternative dispute resolution construction

We are often asked about alterative dispute resolution construction procedures. More often then not, the enquiry relates to the Pre Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes. Irrespective of whether you are a potential defendant or a claimant in a construction claim, how best to ensure compliance with that very important construction dispute resolution document is vital. The expert team at Francis Wilks & Jones can help you with this area.
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8. Conflict avoidance and dispute resolution in construction

We are often asked about conflict avoidance and dispute resolution in construction. Enquiries come from both potential claimants and defendants to construction disputes. Irrespective of which side you are on, we would always recommend considering conflict avoidance and dispute resolution in construction as part of any process where a construction dispute is threatened. It can save huge amounts of time and cost.
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9. Pre action protocol for construction disputes

If you are facing a potential construction claim, then it is certainly worth exploring whether it is suited to the Pre Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes. The Pre Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes (2nd Edition) is specifically designed to enable parties to try and settle their differences outside the formal construction litigation arena.
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10. Building contract disputes

Our team at Francis Wilks & Jones are experts in building contract disputes. We have many years’ experience in a wide range of construction litigation, letter before action claims and pre action protocol construction matters. Whatever the nature of your building contract dispute, we are here to help.
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11. Dispute resolution and construction contracts

We are often approached by different types of clients in respect of dispute resolution in construction contracts. The subject of dispute resolution in construction contracts is highly relevant to any party who might find themselves involved in a construction dispute. Early engagement in the construction dispute resolution process can make a massive difference to the claim being settled early and amicably as opposed to hanging on for months if not years in the formal construction litigation arena at court. Our experts can help you through the dispute resolution in construction contracts process.
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12. Construction and engineering pre action protocol

The construction and engineering pre action protocol has been in place for many years now. It is a specific framework or set of procedures specifically designed to resolve construction disputes without the need for formal construction litigation. Correctly used, the Pre Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes can be hugely beneficial to resolving construction disputes at a relatively early stage.
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13. Pre action protocol construction and engineering disputes

The subject of pre-action protocol construction and engineering disputes is something that the team at Francis Wilks & Jones are highly experienced in. The construction pre action protocol has recently been updated and we have first hand experience in the changes and how these are affecting settlement of construction disputes and building contract disputes.
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14. Protocol for construction and engineering disputes

There is a protocol for construction and engineering disputes which contains a letter before action process as part of the construction dispute resolution procedures. The pre action protocol for construction disputes is something the team at Francis Wilks & Jones specialise in. Call our construction friendly lawyers today.
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15. What is a pre action protocol?

We are often asked what is a pre action protocol. A pre action protocol is a set of rules or procedures which a party to a potential claim should follow in order to try and avoid formal litigation. In construction claims, there is a specific Pre action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes (2nd Edition) which the parties should adhere to if it applies. The team at Francis Wilks & Jones are construction dispute resolution experts. Please speak to one of our friendly team now to help you through the pre action protocol process.
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16. When does the construction and engineering protocol apply?

We are often asked “when does the construction and engineering protocol apply” and the answer is that it applies to most construction disputes with the exception of claims likely to be suitable for enforcement of a decision of an adjudicator, claims which require injunctive relief or claims for summary judgment pursuant to Part 24 of the Civil Procedure Rules.
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17. How to avoid disputes in construction?

We are often asked how to avoid disputes in construction, and even in the most difficult of cases, relief can be gained from following the pre action protocol for construction claims which is specifically designed to help take the heat out of a construction dispute and bring the parties together to try and settle cases. Whatever the nature of your construction dispute, the expert team at Francis Wilks & Jones can help you through the construction protocol to see whether it is suitable for you.
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18. Pre action protocol construction

The subject of pre action protocol construction is one that our team at Francis Wilks & Jones are well versed in. We have acted for many clients ranging from contractors, sub-contractors, employers, architects, engineers and surveyors over the years and dealt with all types of construction dispute. Central to often resolving those disputes is the Pre action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes (2nd Edition), a framework designed to help settle certain construction disputes without formal construction litigation claims.
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19. Dispute resolution procedure in construction

We are often asked about the dispute resolution procedure in construction. This relates to the framework set out in the Pre action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes (2nd Edition) which was the first pre action protocol adopted by the courts in England and specifically aimed at resolving disputes in the construction industry without a case coming formally to court.​
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20. Construction letter before action

Have you received a construction letter before action? Are you thinking of sending a construction letter before action? Whatever your construction letter before action requirements, the team at Francis Wilks & Jones are experts in the construction pre action protocol and the construction letter before action content and processes. Contact one of our expert construction letter before action lawyers now.
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21. Construction pre action protocol in engineering disputes

The construction pre action protocol in engineering disputes has recently been updated to the 2nd Edition. The original protocol was the first one to come in place in England and was specifically targeted at the construction industry which was renowned for very detailed time consuming and expensive pieces of construction litigation. It has proved to be very successful in settling construction disputes.
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22. Pre action protocol construction and civil procedure rules

When considering the question of pre action protocol construction and civil procedure rules, most individuals or companies are speaking about the formal Pre action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes (2nd Edition). This pre action protocol procedure is part of the overarching litigation procedure process in England and Wales and is designed to try and resolve construction claims and building disputes at an early stage without the need for formal construction litigation.
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23. Pre action protocol construction letter of claim

The pre action protocol construction letter of claim is part of the general construction pre action protocol. The letter before claim is a fundamentally important part of that protocol and is how a Claimant kicks off the construction pre action protocol process. There have been changes to the wording of the construction letter of claim and how it should be formulated in the latest edition of the Pre action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes. Let the expert construction law team at Francis Wilks & Jones help you through these changes.
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24. Dispute resolution procedure in construction

We are often asked about the dispute resolution procedure in construction. The good news is that there is a formal dispute resolution procedure in construction namely the Pre action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes. This is a superb way of either party to a construction claim looking to resolve issues early on and hopefully avoid the need for formal construction litigation. However, expert construction law advice is recommended to avoid the common pitfalls in the pre action process and maximise your prospects of success. Contact the expert construction law team at Francis Wilks & Jones for your help.
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25. Alternative dispute resolution in construction

Alternative dispute resolution in construction is simply another way of referring to the formal Pre action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes which has been specifically set out to enable parties to try and settle their claims without going to court. The expert construction law team at Francis Wilks & Jones can help you with any questions you may have relating to alternative dispute resolution in construction.
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26. Building contract dispute resolution

Building contract dispute resolution is specifically targeted at building contract claims and the process by which these can be settled without the need to go to court and undertake formal construction litigation. However, legal advice is always recommended to maximise the prospects of a successful building contract dispute resolution process.
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27. Construction conflict resolution

We would always recommend parties engaging in construction conflict resolution if they are involved in a potential construction or building dispute. No matter how difficult the relationship has become between two parties, the pre action protocol for construction claims is specifically designed to try and bring parties to the table and resolve their difficulties without the need for construction litigation at court.  
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28. Pre-action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Claims

The Pre-action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Claims is now in its 2nd Edition. It is a specific pre action protocol for all types of construction disputes which is aimed at trying to resolve those building claims without the need for formal court proceedings.  
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