BWL Group's Legal Services Team is highly experienced in delivering best-in-class Alternative Dispute Resolution methods to avoid escalation and drive success.

Our Solicitors have a proven track record of success and provide bespoke, jargon-free advice that instils confidence and achieves a successful outcome.

Our Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services are cost and time effective and ensure disruption and stress are reduced to a minimum throughout the dispute.

We offer a number of ADR methods, including:


Negotiation is a cost-effective approach that can avoid court proceedings or a prolonged dispute. It is one of the most common forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

By using a negotiation process, our Solicitors will resolve a dispute through an agreement in writing or a face-to-face meeting with all parties.


BWL Group's Legal Services Team has a wealth of experience acting as trusted and accredited Mediators for parties who wish to settle their construction or commercial disputes efficiently.

This form of dispute resolution relies upon the parties reaching a unanimous agreement and eliminating the need for further legal proceedings.

Our offices are perfectly designed to allow private meetings and allow a mediator to go to and from meeting rooms; revealing only what they are authorised to disclose and bringing both parties to an agreement.

Expert Determination

BWL Group provides expert determination services for clients that require a binding decision on technical disputes rather than legal issues.

BWL’s Legal Services Team work collaboratively with in-house experts such as Chartered Civil Engineers and Chartered Quantity Surveyors, who use their expertise and competence to reach an informed decision.

This form of ADR is particularly effective for arguments of fact, such as the quality of works on a particular contract, and is one of the most inexpensive ways of settling a dispute.


When disputes arise relating to a contract, it is imperative that they are resolved quickly and efficiently to reduce the impact on the contract or project value.

Adjudication is agreed as the dispute resolution process by all parties upon entering a contract. The dispute is referred to a third-party Adjudicator for a swift decision, rather than terminating the contract to proceed with costly and lengthy court battles.

BWL’s Solicitors are experts in construction law and have almost 20 years of experience in managing and resolving disputes. The Team has successfully carried out adjudications for many clients in the construction industry, as well as homeowners.

The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods BWL Group offers ensure that our clients can resolve their disputes in a way that suits them and their circumstances.

Our Solicitors will advise on a range of options and guide you through each process in a simplified way to ensure a successful resolution of the dispute.

BWL can also offer advice on additional contract matters, including:

  • Payment notices;
  • Pay less notices;
  • Termination;
  • Defects claims;
  • Costs and variations, and;
  • Liquidated damages.

Contact us today to find out more or to arrange a consultation with one of our Legal Services Team by clicking here, alternatively, contact us on the telephone number below.

Meet the team...

Richard Beckwith is Head of Dispute Resolution at BWL Consulting.

Richard is an experienced Construction and Litigation Solicitor and also an accredited Mediator. He has a wealth of experience in helping clients resolve disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner. He is happy to talk to you about your legal requirements, and offer advice and support over a free consultation.

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