Navigating construction complexities in land-scarce Singapore requires extensive preparation and collaboration with the right entities. Builders must adhere to specific laws to minimize environmental disruption and ensure proper maintenance post-construction. This intricate landscape necessitates expert legal guidance. Construction projects often involve numerous parties, complex contracts, and significant investments, which can lead to disputes and potential litigation. Our legal firm specialises in construction litigation, providing clients with the expertise and guidance they need to navigate these challenging situations. We understand the unique challenges faced by clients in the construction industry and have a deep knowledge of the legal and regulatory landscape. Our team of skilled lawyers is committed to delivering tailored solutions that protect our clients' interests and help them achieve their objectives.
Singapore's construction laws are governed by the Building and Construction Authority Act.
Our firm's construction litigation expertise spans a wide range of areas, including:
Contract disputes: We have extensive experience handling disputes related to construction contracts, including claims of breach, disputes over the scope of work, payment disputes, and delay claims. Our lawyers are well-versed in the interpretation and enforcement of construction contracts and are skilled at negotiating, mediating, and litigating these disputes to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.
Construction defects: Our firm has successfully represented clients in claims involving construction defects, such as design flaws, faulty materials, or poor workmanship. We work closely with clients and industry experts to identify the causes of defects and develop strategies for resolving disputes, whether through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation.
Delay and disruption claims: Delays and disruptions can have significant financial consequences for construction projects. Our lawyers have experience representing clients in claims related to delays and disruptions, including those arising from unforeseen site conditions, change orders, or other factors. We help clients quantify their damages and pursue appropriate remedies, such as extensions of time, additional compensation, or termination of the contract.
Insurance coverage disputes: Construction projects often involve multiple insurance policies, which can lead to disputes over coverage for losses or damages. Our lawyers have experience handling insurance coverage disputes related to construction projects, working to ensure our clients receive the full benefits of their insurance coverage.
Regulatory compliance and permitting: Our firm has a deep understanding of the regulatory landscape governing the construction industry, including zoning, land use, and environmental regulations. We advise clients on compliance issues and represent them in disputes related to permitting and regulatory enforcement actions.
Our lawyer, Luo Ling Ling has extensive experience working with the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (SOPA), representing developers, employers, and contractors in both SOPA claims and defence against wrongful SOPA allegations. Additionally, our lawyer Chua Eng Hui has successfully represented the Building and Construction Authority in professional disciplinary matters. Ling Ling was prosecution counsel in disciplinary proceedings for the Professional Engineers Board in 2019 to 2020.
Tailored Legal Solutions for Construction Litigation
We recognize that each construction project is unique, and our approach to construction litigation is tailored to the specific needs of our clients. Our lawyers invest the time and resources necessary to understand the details of each case and to develop customised strategies that address our clients' concerns and objectives. This personalized approach allows us to provide clients with practical, cost-effective solutions that minimize potential risks and liabilities while maximising the likelihood of a successful outcome.
Proven Track Record in Construction Litigation
Our legal firm has a proven track record of success in construction litigation matters. We have represented clients in high-stakes disputes and have consistently achieved favourable outcomes for our clients, both in and out of the courtroom. Our reputation for excellence in construction litigation is a testament to our commitment to providing our clients with the highest level of legal representation.
For assistance with construction-related legal concerns, don't hesitate to contact our knowledgeable team.
Services for Construction Litigation
Construction Contractual Disputes
Claims disputes under the SOPA
Construction Disciplinary Matters
Insurance coverage disputes
Regulatory compliance and permitting