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The Cycle of A Poorly Written Construction Claim

It is no secret that poorly written construction claims are one of the main causes of time-consuming and costly disputes. However, the dispute process often finds in favour of the claimant. Why is this? Let’s look at a…


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FIDIC 2017 Claims: Andy Hewitt’s Latest Release

I’m old enough to remember when the FIDIC 1999 contracts were published. If I remember correctly, it took a good 10 years for the industry to, not only adopt them, but to see their use as best practice on new projects. At…


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Variations: How do you price them when the tender price has been adjusted?

I was recently asked this question about variations: We agreed the Tender Price during contract negotiations. How do we apply an adjustment to the tender price when pricing variations? This often causes contention and the…


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New Accreditation with Dubai Legal Affairs Department

We're pleased to announce that Claims Class is now an accredited training provider with The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department (DLAD) under their Continuing Legal Professional Development programme. Now if you're…


FIDIC 2017: What You Need to Know Now

It is now 5 years since the FIDIC 2017 editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Books were published. As anticipated, it’s taking the industry some time to get on board and adopt these latest editions on projects. Change Can…


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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…