construction claims

Construction Claims Education – Celebrating 10 years!

This Summer marks 10 years since we started delivering education on construction claims and contracts. When I decided to write a book on claims all those years ago, I never imagined it would lead us here. But off the back of…


The Difference Between Claim and Dispute Submissions - FIDIC Omissions

25 Tips to Help You Avoid Costly Claims and Disputes

Often people ask us, 'what are the key things we must do to avoid disputes and claims?'. Good news - we've compiled all of them into one handy document of top tips to avoid claims and disputes!


Why Choose A FIDIC Certified Trainer?

If you’ve followed Claims Class for a while, you’ll know the name Andy Hewitt, our newly certified FIDIC trainer! Maybe Andy tutored you as a student on one our e-courses. Perhaps you’ve seen him speak at industry seminars…


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Online Training in 2022: 8 Reasons Why You Should Consider It…

We live in a high-tech world. So, is now the time to consider online training? Fast Wi-Fi, sophisticated online learning platforms and a new-found comfort (thanks COVID?) with video conference tools have presented endless…


Justice - Avoiding Disputes and Claims

How To Avoid Disputes From the Outset

Hewitt Decipher Partnership recently presented a webinar on international arbitration. Panel members included a barrister, an arbitrator and a solicitor. They were joined by HDP employees who provide expert advice to legal…


Increases in Material & Other Costs

The consultancy side of our business has recently received enquiries along the lines of the following. “We have come to the end of our project and are facing a huge loss due to increases in the cost of materials and shipping…


FIDIC 1999 Claims book

FIDIC 1999 Claims

A Guide to Claims for Extensions of Time and Additional Payment Under the Red, Yellow and Silver Books A new book by Andy Hewitt, FICCP, FCIOB, FCICES, FQSi Inadequately expressed claims are one of the most frequent reasons…


A New Era For Claims Class

Back in 2009, our founder Andy Hewitt was reviewing claims on a large project for an international contractor. As a claims specialist, the poor standard of many of the claims that passed his desk day to day horrified him. He…


interim claims

Interim Claims

How To Deal With Them One of our Claims Class students asked for some advice on interim claims. It is a topic that often crops up, so I thought that readers of this blog might also benefit from some practical advice. The…


FIDIC 2017 Notices

A guide to the requirements, content and composition of notices under the FIDIC 2017 Red, Yellow and Silver books Some of the biggest mistakes that contractors make when it comes to claims under FIDIC 2017 relate to notices.…