Are Claim Preparation Costs Recoverable?
Claim Class presented its 2-day intensive training course on Construction Claims in London on 29 and 30 September to 26 delegates. One subject that resulted in quite a heated debate was whether the costs of preparing a claim, either employee time or by specialist consultants, are recoverable.
My opinion was that such costs are not recoverable, but other delegates considered that they are legitimately claimable and in fact, several delegates advised that they had been successful in recovering such costs. I promised to do some investigation and report my findings on our blog, so here is the result of my research. As is often the case in such matters…it depends. (more…)