Helen Conybeare Williams in UK Construction Excellence: Managing Claims and Avoiding Disputes in Offshore Energy Projects

The Importance of Timely and Adequate Contractual Notices


Companies involved in marine construction projects in the renewable energy sector (such as offshore wind farm projects), which operate within complex contracting environments typically involving multiple construction contracts, can be drawn into significant disputes related to time and money claims. If a dispute arises, the failure to make prompt and adequate notices of claim can be the end of otherwise valid claims. We look at some of the key considerations to keep in mind when notifying claims, and the approach of the English Courts, which would also guide arbitrators deciding English law arbitrations....

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First appeared in UK Construction Excellence, May 2018.

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