Commercial risk management and dispute advisory are about having accurate, timely advice which can allow the management to understand the issues and make informed decisions, which align with their business objectives.​

Mark Etherington

Identifying the risks, is the first step in managing them. 

In construction projects, this commences with a proper understanding of the risk allocation from the construction contract. Once on-site, the desire will be the earliest identification of the risk(s), to manage and mitigate the impact of the risk on the planned time, cost and/or quality.

Most of the standard forms include “condition precedent” clauses which require you to issue timely notices. Often, parties feel that following this path will lead to an adversarial relationship; However, if the matter is discussed early enough, the parties have the best opportunity of managing the situation to all parties satisfaction.

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