Alex Delin | Fieldfisher
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I act on behalf of all stakeholders within the construction industry including developers, funders, regeneration groups and a range of construction professionals such as architects, contractors, subcontractors, engineers and quantity surveyors.
I act for these parties as both claimants and defendants who are embroiled in single and multi-party disputes across a number of projects such as research and development facilities, production facilities, warehouses, schools, hotels, hospitals, care homes, offices, residential, infrastructure and water treatment works.
My experience involves corresponding, meeting, mediating, adjudicating and litigating actions in the Technology & Construction Court relating to works carried out under JCT and NEC forms of contract and bespoke appointments, allegations about defective design and workmanship including fire safety and cladding, suspension / termination, notified sums in accordance with contractual provisions or legislation such as the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and the Scheme, and disputes about the value of interim and final accounts.
The value of cases and transactions I am instructed on can range anywhere between £10,000 to £300 million.
I regularly act for both sides in adjudications and resolving differences before adjudication is triggered.

Typical differences between parties to a construction project I have seen can be over requests for extensions of time, loss and expense, consequences of delay (critical and otherwise) including concurrency, prolongation and disruption, variations to scope of works and assessments of measured works.
I have drafted insurance policies for insurance companies, namely since the Insurance Act 2015 became law, and tapping into that experience enables me to explore commercial solutions to disputes which involve interpretations of policy wordings. I regularly act in cases in which Construction All Risk, Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance policies feature and indeed overlap.

I work closely with architects and project managers and I believe it is important to ensure cases are presented as complete and compelling as possible so that all factors can be considered to facilitate resolutions, while maintaining relationships with others to collaborate on finding solutions which can often otherwise be evasive.
I have broader experience within and outside the property sector, having acted in cases involving planning, joint venture agreements litigated in the Commercial Court, unfair prejudice and winding up petitions.

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