Legal and Contractual

Many disputes that arise during the realisation of construction contracts relate to the characteristics of the subsoil.

Pre-contract research is often limited due to cost reductions in the early stages of a project as this may introduce undesired queries. More extensive examination however does not necessarily mean that unexpected situations do not occur. Adaptations may be required in design or construction methods, and these changes may develop into disputes over the costs involved. Eventually these disputes may lead to legal proceedings. There may be the need for arbitration or investigation by an engineering gelolgical or geotechnical specialist .

GeoConsult has successfully provided advice on disputes about engineering geological, geotechnical or contractual matters in association with legal advisors.