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Contract Disputes and Delay Claims

Calgary Construction Lawyers with Decades of Experience Advising Clients on Contract Disputes and Delay Claims

Disputes over construction contracts and related delays can be devastating to a construction project, and can have a significant financial impact for all parties involved.

At HMC Lawyers, we believe that many of the disputes that arise over the course of a project can be avoided through proactive legal advice, careful drafting, and thoughtful negotiation. By reviewing existing contracts on behalf of our clients, we can identify potential areas of conflict and clarify any outstanding issues before they become problematic. Our Construction Team also has extensive experience representing our clients’ interests in negotiations over construction contracts and individual clauses.

By offering timely and ongoing advice about various parties’ rights and obligations under construction contracts, our Construction Team can help keep your project moving, help you avoid costly delays, and mitigate potential disputes.

Advice for Clients Facing Potential Delay Claims and Litigation

Almost all construction contracts include a clause specifying a timeline for completion of work. Where outside elements cause a delay in completion for a party, an owner, developer, or general contractor may have grounds for a claim.

Both advancing and defending delay claims requires a great deal of specialized knowledge, and should be handled by a lawyer with experience handling similar claims, and who is familiar with the idiosyncrasies of construction projects and contracts. At HMC Lawyers, our Construction Team has handled large numbers of delay claims. We will move quickly to investigate and identify the reason(s) for the delay, and take all appropriate steps to negotiate or resolve the underlying dispute.

Unfortunately, sometimes disputes are unavoidable. When litigation seems likely, we step in to protect your rights. With over 130 years of combined experience advocating for our clients, we know how to marshal and secure relevant evidence, and build a strong case. Construction claims almost always involve multiple parties and complex evidence, so having an experienced litigation team to represent you is crucial.

HMC Lawyers: Capable Calgary Construction Lawyers Handling Disputes Over Construction Contract Disputes and Delay Claims

At HMC Lawyers, our team of skilled lawyers knows that construction disputes and project delays can have massive impacts on your financial bottom-line. We work closely with our clients to understand their business and personal needs and identify the best potential outcome, then work diligently to resolve matters quickly and with certainty. To speak with one of our lawyers about a construction contract or delay claim, contact us online or call 1-800-480-3534. We represent construction clients in Calgary, throughout Alberta, and across Western Canada.

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Contact HMC Lawyers for Exceptional Legal Guidance

At HMC Lawyers, we offer strategic legal advice. Our breadth of practice experience allows us to promptly handle almost every litigation-related legal issue that may arise, and anticipate potential roadblocks that may delay its resolution. To make an appointment with a member of our team, contact us online or call 403-269-7220

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HMC Lawyers LLP
#1000 903 8th Ave SW
Calgary, AB
T2P 0P7

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