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contracts & disputes2018-06-26T10:22:07+00:00

All projects face challenges – we know, we’ve been there. It’s how we deal with risk, change, conflict, delays, contracts, etc that determine whether projects will deliver the typically narrow margins they were sold with – or not. Kingsfield can support you and your teams in claim management and dispute avoidance – this is our mission – we do not believe that ending up in dispute is good for anyone but lawyers! But we recognise that disputes are often unavoidable – and we have over 30 years’ experience in providing support to you at these difficult times

We can assist you at any point in the project life cycle. We deliver our services in ways that fit the problem, are cost effective and are most convenient to you – this may involve consulting, hands-on support, interim management assistance, face-to-face or virtual meetings, telephone and web-conferencing, facilitation, coaching, training, workshops, webinars or eLearning – whatever is most suitable for you

Kingsfield Consulting

Contracts & Risk

The pre-contract stage is all about balancing the project risk and commercial reward, within a contractual framework and project plan that exploits strengths whilst minimising weaknesses. We strongly believe in addressing key project risk at a time when they can be dealt with most effectively – prior to contract

We do not believe that projects make a profit by accident! In an environment of aggressively won contracts, where both the budget and schedule are under strain from the outset, we recommend that projects devise and implement a plan to deliver this profit – and revisit it as events unfold. We facilitate ‘Planning for Profit’ workshops – for project leaders with emphasis on strategic scenario planning, and for project teams with focus on commercial and contractual risks and awareness

Our contract and risk services are

  • Project readiness health checks

  • Planning for profit workshops

  • Risk & opportunity reviews

  • Bid & contract risk reviews

Kingsfield Consulting

Claim Management & Avoiding Disputes

During the project delivery phase, we help our clients turn their plan into reality. We assist in managing change and dealing with conflict effectively, and help with appropriate interventions when a crisis develops – all with dispute avoidance as the goal. Whether we are asked to provide an independent assessment of a project’s ‘health’, or establish an effective contract management plan, or advise the executive team on strategic claims negotiation, this is Kingsfield’s core business. We create bespoke solutions, always with your budget in mind, that place our clients in strong positions to reach negotiated settlements – as no-one wants to end up in court

Our services for claims management and avoiding disputes are

  • Project health checks

  • Project assurance services

  • Contract and change management

  • Claim preparation
  • Case appraisal – how strong is your claim?

  • Critical interventions & negotiated settlements

Kingsfield Consulting

Disputes & Expert Support

Formal dispute resolution is costly, protracted and demands extensive senior management time. We therefore advocate resolving disputes through amicable negotiation. When this is not possible, we are able to support a wide range of dispute resolution mechanisms, including mediation, arbitration, adjudication and litigation. We are also specialists in the provision of expert witness support for project management.

Our services in disputes and expert support are

  • Expert determination & reports

  • Expert witness & testimony —- both in Project management, Quantum and Delay

  • Forensic delay & disruption analysis

  • 4D visualisation for dispute support