03 Oct 2018

We are experts in all forms of dispute resolution - but we know that not all of our clients and contacts are familiar with any or all of these forms.

So, we have produced explanations of each of the key forms of dispute resolution (namely mediation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation in the Technology and Construction Court) in a handy, easily digestible format. 

Our helpful 'quick guide' flowcharts explain the requirements and overall format of these four most used dispute resolution forums.  We have already released three flowcharts in our WBD Construction Disputes Series, relating to mediation, adjudication and arbitration. 

The fourth and final flowchart to be released in the series is…Litigation in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC).

The TCC is a specialist court within the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales and deals with technology and construction disputes (or other disputes which involve issues that are technically complex). The TCC has its own guide, the Technology and Construction Court Guide, which provides a framework for litigation in the TCC as well as useful, practical guidance on both the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes and using the TCC.

Our Construction and Engineering team is highly experienced in commencing and defending complex, multi-million pound proceedings in the TCC, including in regard to major capital projects and high value professional claims for a range of clients, such as insurers, contractors, developers, architects and engineers, to name but a few.

For example, we have acted for an international chemicals business in the TCC and Court of Appeal in proceedings over the termination of an EPC contract for a petrochemical processing plant. Following a week’s trial, we secured a substantial award in favour of the employer. Our work also included a significant international aspect working closely with lawyers in other foreign jurisdictions.

You can download our litigation flowchart here.

If you prefer, you can view this as an interactive litigation process here.   

Our mediation, adjudication and arbitration flowcharts and interactive processes are also still available. 

These litigation materials are the final materials in our WBD Construction Disputes Series, and we hope you have found them helpful. 

You can find out more about our Construction and Engineering team's capabilities here and sign up to our Construction and other firm updates here.