Vinden launches Contract Administrator Advisory Service
Architects, engineers and surveyors can now access a confidential legal advice service for support with project management, dispute and contract administration issues via a specialist service created by Gateley Vinden (Gateley Vinden).
14 March, 2012
Architects, engineers and surveyors can now access a confidential legal advice service for support with project management, dispute and contract administration issues via a specialist service created by Vinden (Vinden).
The [Bolton/Nottingham/London based] construction advisory firm is launching ‘CAAS’ (Contract Administrator Advisory Service) to offer legal advice and support to Contract Administrators dealing with difficult and complex construction project issues. Vinden will provide a confidential service to its CAAS clients aimed at avoiding or reducing contractor claims and subsequent professional negligence claims brought by disgruntled building owners.
CAAS will be managed by a team of experts including Philip Morris, a Chartered Architect and construction law specialist, who has been brought in to lead the offering. Philip said: “CAAS has been launched in response to a growing number of enquiries from independent contract administrators seeking advice on difficult compliance matters and associated legal issues.
“These businesses and individuals can find themselves in a tricky position when a project has got into difficulties and a dispute is on the horizon. Understandably, not all contract administrators have the commercial or legal support needed to deal with a project that has gone off the rails and often have no-one to turn to for advice. We are providing a confidential service to those that may find themselves out of their area of expertise when difficult issues arise in projects they are managing.”
Vinden’s CAAS team comprises Philip Morris, a Chartered Architect and construction law specialist Peter Caffrey, a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer, planner and adjudication specialist; Bob Lockhart, a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and barrister, and Chris Milnes, a Chartered Building Surveyor, party wall and health and safety specialist.
Contract Administrators seeking confidential advice on all issues can contact Vinden through its free national helpline number 0845 504 9733.