Claims & Dispute Resolution
Resolution of claims & disputes can be costly and disruptive but the earlier the right tools are applied, the more effective they will be.
Understanding, defense, avoidance.
Managing claims requires both offensive and defensive strategies. Defending against claims—and potentially filing a counterclaim—requires in-depth analysis of project records, a careful reading of the project contract, a thorough understanding of project background and pertinent documentation, and retaining legal advice. Working proactively to avoid claims altogether is the ideal approach: the project team can evaluate risks up-front and ensure that they are being appropriately transferred in the contract, while ensuring that project information is meticulously recorded should a claim arise in the future
SMA offers a variety of support services for preparing, countering, and responding to claims, helping our clients avoid a costly, disruptive, and aggravating claims process.