Payment issues & recovery of aged debt


Are you being paid the sums due in your interim applications? Have you got aged debt that you are struggling to receive payment for? Do you have outstanding retentions that the other party is refusing to pay up? Are your claims for payment being ignored?

Late or non-payment is rife in the construction industry. Payment issues like these place unnecessary strain on businesses.

How we can help

We can assist you to take positive steps, recover the money you are owed and reduce the pressure on your business, so that you can get back to doing profitable work.

Every day we deal with claims for payment. We routinely assist clients in dealing with payment issues ranging from collection of outstanding retentions, unpaid invoices and payment for complex issues including disputed claims for variations and loss and expense. We are experienced in dealing with all such claims and understand how best to use the available processes to get the money that you are owed.

The Construction Act gives most parties to construction contracts a statutory right to payment. Applications for payment, payment notices and pay less notices must be issued in accordance with the relevant contractual and statutory requirements. We can provide advice and assistance in relation to this, including where the relevant requirements are not followed. Where an application for payment has been made in accordance with the contract and the paying party has not submitted a payment notice or pay less notice in accordance with the relevant statutory and contractual provisions, then that application for payment may be due in full on a ‘default’ basis.

Our assistance may involve:

- Adjudication, whether following failure to issue adequate payment and pay less notices or otherwise;
- Preparation and service of statutory demands;
- Letters of claim and demands for payment;
- Support in relation to winding up proceedings;
- Suspension notices;
- Preparation of claims for negotiation, adjudication, arbitration and other forms of formal dispute resolution;
- Support in litigation.

We have worked with clients to dramatically reduce their aged debt by providing a clear strategy and way forward. We will provide you with clear, no-nonsense advice and can assist with your claims for payment whatever their size or complexity.

Free initial enquiry

All initial enquiries from new clients are free of charge. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone, email or using our contact form for a free initial consultation to discuss how we can help you.