Dispute Resolution

Business disputes, particularly in the construction sector, are a frequent occurrence. They not only consume valuable time but can also lead to losses for both you and your client, potentially jeopardizing your business relationship. Given the significance of your business’s reputation for success, it’s crucial to address disputes promptly and effectively to prevent them from escalating into more severe issues.

Services for Resolving Disputes


We assist by preparing briefing papers and offering advice to senior management on disputes. Additionally, we provide representation or support during mediation conferences.


Our services include developing negotiation strategies and offering advice on the proposed structure and approach to settlements.

Litigation and Arbitration

We provide technical support for litigation and arbitration, and our team is available to attend conclaves and hearings.

Why choose SynePeak for dispute resolution?

Choosing a professional for contractor dispute resolution has key advantages, primarily being a faster and more cost-effective process than going to court. Court proceedings can be time-consuming and expensive for relatively simple issues. Having a neutral third party allows both parties to present their perspectives, identify the root cause of the dispute, and understand why the proposed resolution is the best course of action.

SynePeak is a reliable choice for resolving construction disputes. We offer expert guidance in project management, commercial, construction, and infrastructure contract disputes. Our services cover everything from pre-contracts and cost engineering to contract and commercial management, dispute resolution, and mitigation assistance, providing comprehensive support in project management.

What is dispute resolution?

When disagreements arise between you and your client regarding your contract, it’s possible to find a resolution without resorting to court. By mutual agreement, you can enlist the services of a neutral third party, such as an arbitrator or mediator, to assist in reaching a mutually beneficial agreement. In essence, the core objective of dispute resolution is to establish a platform for you and your client to voluntarily and consensually come to an agreement, avoiding the need for a judge or other authority to make decisions on your behalf.
The significance of dispute resolution in construction contracts extends beyond individual interests and is equally valuable to both you and your client. It not only saves considerable time but also fosters better mutual understanding, strengthens the client-contractor relationship, and facilitates finding the optimal path forward.

How can disputes be resolved in construction contracts?

Resolution methods include contract review, effective communication and negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Court proceedings can be avoided if any of these approaches successfully address the dispute.
Contract Review
Initiating the resolution of construction contract disputes begins with a thorough examination of the contractual agreement with your client. Focus on the sections where disputes have emerged, carefully noting any breaches of the agreement by either party. Engage in open communication with your client to discuss the identified issues. If your contract includes a dispute resolution clause, adhere to the outlined steps for addressing conflicts. In the absence of a formal review process, sift through your communication channels such as messages and emails related to the project. For instance, emails detailing pricing, project specifications, and timelines can serve as a binding agreement, offering a basis for resolving disputes.
Dispute Resolution through Communication and Negotiation
Another approach to resolving construction contract disputes is through open communication and negotiation. Maintaining constant communication with your client throughout the construction stages makes it easier to address any issues that may arise before they escalate. It’s crucial to approach these discussions professionally, be willing to compromise, and allow sufficient time for the client to respond, considering all factors.
If the initial steps for resolving construction contract disputes do not lead to a satisfactory resolution, opting for a neutral third party, such as a mediator, is a viable option. A mediator facilitates a collaborative agreement that is mutually beneficial for both you and your client. The mediator documents the agreed-upon resolution terms, ensuring clarity with signatures and providing copies to both parties.
For a more formal resolution process, arbitration functions as a structured form of mediation. An arbitrator acts as a judge to determine the best course of action for resolving the dispute. The terms agreed upon during arbitration are binding and enforceable, similar to court decisions. Having legal guidance, such as an attorney, during arbitration ensures a smooth process.