Contract Documents

Omission of Items Included in the Bills of Quantities, but not Shown on the Drawings

In addition to my role as Executive Officer for the ICCP, I am also a tutor for Claims Class. I recently received a query from a student…


Top Tips: Contract Documents

More often than not, the contract documents will form the basis of any claim. If something has changed, the extent of the change may only…


Contract Unfamiliarity Breeds Contempt

The potential for increased risks arises when the contractor is unfamiliar with the contract type, or when a standard form of contract has…


Contractors: Project Documentation Can Make or Break Your Claim

In my experience as a trial lawyer specialising in construction claims, I see a consistent pattern with project documentation: weak project…


Construction Project Documentation: Explaining Business Records Exception to the Rule Against Hearsay

Given the critical role of written documentation in resolving construction claims – whether inside or outside of the courtroom – it is…