Case Studies

Advice and representation of a principal contractor in a claim for delay and disruption; loss and expense and extension of time under a JCT contract.

Wessex Construction Limited -v- Southern Water Services Limited

Advising a principal contractor in connection with substantial construction contract variations and extensions of time claims under a specialist civil engineering contract. Employer and principal contractor resolved to avoid litigation on strength of advice.

May Gurney Construction Limited -v- London Docklands Authority

Advice and representation of a specialist trade contractor in connection with a bespoke manufacture and supply agreement engaging the issues of quality control and variation of contracted delivery dates.

Ceilform Limited -v- Riverside Mouldings Limited

Advice and representation of a specialist trade contractor in a claim for variations and extension of time under a nominated sub-contractor agreement in respect of the development of the prestigious Rosewood London Hotel in Holborn.

Ceilform Limited -v- Jonathan James Construction Limited

Advice and representation of an employer against a repudiatory breach of contract claim by the principal contractor following determination of a JCT contract. This case also involved absolving the Quantity Surveyor/Project Manager of a claim of professional negligence liability for issuing the contract determination notices without express authorisation of the employer.

Benson Construction Limited -v- Royal London Society for the Blind

Drafting Pleadings for Construction Company in preparation for construction adjudication.

QBL v. Bentley-Leek Properties (JV3) Ltd

Advising a civil engineering and construction principal contractor in respect of the enforcement of a planning notice by a local planning authority regarding structures erected without the benefit of a planning permission.

London Borough of Barnet -v- Mann Construction Limited

Value Adding Approach

Our approach to legal practice is always to articulate creative and value-adding solutions for clients whilst delivering timely, efficient and affordable professional services. All clients conduct their affairs within a legal context and Mercantile Barristers’ role is to advise on the conduct of their transactions and affairs in ways that avoid conflict and disputes.


However, should a dispute become inevitable, then our prior engagement would have assured that all the necessary precautions have been taken and mitigating steps adopted. Thus, clients will begin any dispute resolution in a strong position to achieve their desired objectives.


Whether by adjudication, arbitration, litigation, members at Mercantile Barristers will adopt a firm, swift and decisive approach to achieve the best possible results for clients within the shortest possible time. We recognise that no two cases are the same, so we will adapt our style to suit the occasion.


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