Contract Documents

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…


Poorly Drafted Contract Documents

Poorly drafted contract documents are often the source of claims. If they contain contradictions or ambiguities, it is natural for each…