Peter Evans Partnership specialises in resolving disputes concerning time and cost in the construction and energy sectors.

Our services are delivered by highly qualified and regionally experienced staff, all of whom are members of respected and carefully regulated international professional institutions such as the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the Institute of Civil Engineers. Membership of these august bodies helps us to uphold our high-quality services and professional excellence.

The combined expertise of Peter Evans Partnership directors and senior staff covers all industry sectors including Building, Civil Engineering, Utilities, Transportation, Oil/Gas/Petrochemical Energy and Marine.

Our services are flexible and can be arranged to suit the particular needs of the client and the dispute in question. We are committed to providing an added-value service and always seek to ensure meticulous yet speedy and cost-effective solutions. We can accommodate a variety of fee arrangements, including lump-sum, time-charge and, in some circumstances, success-related fees.

We offer comprehensive management of the dispute resolution process, including advice on settlement strategies and appointment and management of the legal team, to achieve the most favourable result in the most efficient manner and at the best possible value.

When a dispute arises, we are able to provide proactive management of the process through to resolution. We have a thorough understanding of what needs to happen in order for the disputing parties to reach common ground. We also understand what courts and arbitrators require because have been through the process many times before and our directors and senior staff have acted both as arbitrators and Expert Witnesses.
 
Whichever stage we become engaged at, our aim remains the same – to find the quickest, least expensive and most efficient resolution to any potential or actual dispute. To this end we produce clear and concise reports that can be easily understood so that concerned parties can make confident decisions on what to do next.



Our experience on some of the largest projects in the Middle East enables us to tailor our reports and analyses to maximise value within the time available. We do this by:
 
•    Providing you with sound early strategic advice following a short initial review
•    Assessing the most appropriate methodology to support the claim, with reference to your contract and your available supporting documentation
•    Effectively identifying how the available resources can help keep your costs down
•    Continually improving our clarification of the issues
•    Keeping our analyses and reports as easy to understand as possible
 
We work for Contractors and Subcontractors, Project Owners and Sponsors, and Legal Advisors covering the following service areas:


CONTRACTUAL ADVICE

LEGAL SUPPORT

  • PRE-CONTRACT: ADVICE ON CONTRACTUAL ARRANGEMENTS AND STRATEGIES
  • POST-CONTRACT: ADVICE ON CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION
  • ADVICE TO LAWYERS ON TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF CONSTRUCTION AND ENERGY DISPUTES
  • PROJECT AUDIT
  • DISTRESSED PROJECT ASSESSMENT

EXPERT SERVICES

CLAIMS CONSULTANCY

  • PREPARATION OF EXPERT REPORTS ON QUANTUM AND/OR DELAY
  • APPEARANCE AS AN EXPERT WITNESS ON QUANTUM AND/OR DELAY
  • EXPERT DETERMINATION
  • ADVICE ON CONTRACT CLAIMS STRATEGIES
  • PREPARATION AND DRAFTING OF CLAIMS FOR LOSS AND EXPENSE
  • FORENSIC DELAY AND PROGRAMME ANALYSIS
  • ANALYSIS OF CLAIMS AND PREPARATION OF DEFENCES AND COUNTERCLAIMS

DISPUTE MANAGEMENT

ARBITRATION & MEDITATION

  • INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENT AS ARBITRATORS IN CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES
  • ARBITRATION SUPPORT SERVICES
  • CONSTRUCTION MEDIATION SERVICES

 

 

  • COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT OF THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESS

  • ADVICE ON SETTLEMENT STRATEGIES AND APPOINTMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF THE LEGAL TEAM AND EXPERT WITNESSES

  • ACHIEVING THE MOST FAVOURABLE RESULT IN THE MOST EFFECTIVE MANNER AND AT THE BEST POSSIBLE VALUE.