The Global Construction & Infrastructure Legal Alliance (GcilA) offers clients an experienced team of claims experts who focus on the key factors for effective and efficient claims preparation and management; the investigation of key issues in a dispute, establishing causation and liability and preparing the appropriate documentation are just some of the key factors that have become second nature to our lawyers.
GcilA also advises on claims strategy and claims management; undertakes preparation and development of claims for extensions of time, disruption, and acceleration; prepares and develops claims for additional costs; reviews schedule documentation; assists in the development and preservation of contemporary records and assists in negotiations.
Although many claims are prepared, presented and defended retrospectively, there is often a contractual obligation to analyze a problem contemporaneously so that a timely claim or response can be submitted. This extensive portfolio of services ensures that we can represent our clients in the best ways possible. GcilA provides a consistent, cost-effective, flexible and high quality service which enables us to lower litigation rates, reduce overall claims costs and shorten claims lifecycles which in-turn ensures that client requirements can be consistently and cost-effectively fulfilled.
An effective claims management includes different stages: from schedule delay analysis, claims preparation and evaluation, cost and damages quantification, pre-litigation consultation, expert witness testimony, cost impact and inefficiency analyses, mediation support, rebuttal expertise, dispute resolution strategies, claims avoidance programs and settlement negotiations. As a result of its vast experience in this field, GcilA assists its clients by acting as an active key player in the management of claims on all levels of claims management.
Because the pursuance of a dispute in court may be much more expensive and disruptive to the daily rhythm of businesses, negotiation between the involved parties should be identified as the first and preferred way to settle a dispute or claims made. A negotiation’s aim is to achieve through concessionary talks and discussions, an understanding among the parties without having to go to trial. GcilA has many years of experience in claim negotiation and offers its clients cost-effective and high quality solutions on negotiation strategies and negotiation settlement, assistance of the negotiation position and representation during the negotiation process itself.
Preparing a claim for additional payment or time extension is not an easy task to undertake. That is why GcilA’s team offers its clients the necessary knowledge and expertise for the filing of claims: from an outline of the facts to the contractual and legal basis of the claim, from the evaluation of the “damages” to the demonstration of the cause and effect. Besides preparing the claims, GcilA’s lawyers are also involved in the review of submitted claims. In these instances, we offer our clients our services by reviewing the claims and responding to the claims submitted.