Out-Law Analysis | 29 Jul 2021 | 8:12 am | 1 min. read
Collaborative contractual models, good risk management during projects and proper record keeping can help to address the risk of disputes arising over road and rail infrastructure projects.
At a recent webinar we hosted – the first in a series we have organised over the coming weeks and months to explore global road and rail issues – we looked at the lessons businesses can learn from the common causes of disputes in road and rail projects globally.
Examples of typical causes of disputes on major construction projects include late performance, poor contract management, poor contract drafting, and the suspension or termination of contracts. In relation to road and rail projects specifically, there are a few other common identified causes of disputes. These include:
These are but a few examples of common causes of disputes. The size and complexity of rail and roads projects means there can be many other causes of disputes – some common to all major construction projects, and some more particular to rail and road projects.
The risk of disputes arising can be minimised. Actions parties to projects can take in this regard include:
The next event in our road and rail series takes place on 8 September 2021 and will look at changing contracting models in road and rail projects. Registration for the event is now open.
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