Commercial Director of an electrical contractor

20-12-2020

“As a company we rarely have disputes or need to engage lawyers, so when we were faced with a serious challenge from a major contractor simply refusing to honour its contracts we needed to move quickly to protect our position and recover our entitlements. From our previous experience of NEC training with Tim Willis we approached Willis Consultancy. Willis Consultancy provided an in-house style of resource giving us the expertise at our fingertips to plan our response to the challenge and to put it into effect. Having set out our plan to address the issues across a number of contracts we successfully conducted a series of adjudications to recover monies owed to us and to defeat unmerited counterclaims. We conducted the adjudications as a company with the expertise and support of Willis Consultancy in-house. We successfully defeated major city law firms engaged by the contractor to act for it. Having ownership of the dispute and the agility of an in house structure made us confident that we could win and assured us that in future we can deal with such challenges if they arise again. The in-house model was a great solution providing great results at lower cost. I would certainly recommend it, and recommend using Willis Consultancy to anyone faced with the challenge of dealing with disputes”.