What We Do
Legal Support Services
Disputes can arise for a number of reasons and when they do, they are never welcome. If you are unlucky enough to have one, it is a wise investment to engage a specialist dispute resolution expert to guide you through this potentially stressful process to reach a swift and successful settlement. Better still, you would benefit greatly from receiving early advice which would help you avoid the dispute in the first place.
This is where Ridge can help you. We have one of the most respected and knowledgeable legal support and dispute resolution teams in the sector, with a breadth of experience across a wide range of contracts and sectors, developing long standing trusted relationships with an extensive list of clients both in the UK and internationally.
We offer completely independent and impartial advice to construction clients, design teams, contractors and suppliers as well as providing specialist technical support to the legal profession.
Our reputation has been earned across both the engineering and construction sectors, including infrastructure, energy and utilities, as well as all types of building projects.
As a multi-disciplinary practice, we have the technical and commercial skills to analyse the most complex of problems, to establish the facts behind any dispute and to find creative solutions to even the most challenging of deadlocks.
Our services include: project audits; analysis and review/preparation of variation accounts; delay, disruption and acceleration claims; forensic delay analysis; full expert witness services, from initial review to oral testimony; building defects; Adjudication advocacy/defence; claims preparation and defence and joint appointed expert.
Many of our clients engage us at the early stages of a contract, including at feasibility, design and procurement stages, to offer advice on how best to avoid potential disputes and to train their staff.