The Construction Consulting division of SJA specialises in solutions.
From dispute claims to ongoing live support, the team advises on a range of services drawing upon SJA's integrated resources and skill sets.

SJA's senior construction consultants extend a range of building, construction and engineering services including litigation support, contract management, risk management and dispute resolution.
Central to these services is SJA's in-house expert witness unit, led by Steve Abbott, owner and founding principal of SJA.
His extensive and valuable knowledge, coupled with that of expert construction professionals, affords clients peace and certainty during the often sensitive process surrounding dispute resolution.

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commercial claims advice & preparation

commercial claims advice & preparation

Claims strategy support & preparation & management of independent reports

The Construction Consulting division deals with extensive legal claims management and settlement negotiation.
Advice on commercial claims and preparation includes:

  • Establishment of systems and processes for record keeping, registering of changes, and variations and claims
  • Identification of loss (time and cost) events and associated claim entitlement opportunities
  • Drafting correspondence in prosecution and/or defence of claim entitlements
  • Preparation and/or defence of contractual claims (entitlement, time and/or money)
  • Preparation and management of insurance claims
  • Lead and/or manage claim negotiation and settlement
  • Engagement and interface with solicitors
  • Preparation of position papers for the purpose of dispute resolution (both formal or informal)
  • Preparation of position papers for corporate purposes
  • Peer review of claims for clients, for the purposes of assessing prospects




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