Dispute regarding contractor's fees

Dispute Regarding Contractor’s Fees

We acted for a client in relation to a dispute with a contractor regarding the fees rendered for emergency remedial works.

Our client brought in an electrical contractor to locate and resolve a problem with its electrical supply.  The works were carried out on an emergency basis because the loss of electricity had the potential to cause large financial losses to our client.  The electrical contractor was unable to locate the fault for a significant period of time.  Once the fault was repaired, the contractor rendered an invoice for its services which our client considered to be far too high.  Our client was unable to resolve the dispute in direct dealings with the contractor so it instructed us to defend any court action on its behalf. 

We obtained an initial informal view from a quantity surveyor, and used this information to negotiate a favourable settlement with the contractor, ensuring that our client did not become embroiled in litigation.

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