Defence procurement disputes

In the present political climate consultants and suppliers to the major defence procurement contractors may experience difficulties in obtaining payment. Raising objections to contractual obligations is one way for the major contractor to increase its profit margins at the supplier’s expense.

Where such issues arise, we combine resourcefulness with a strategic and pragmatic approach.

Any strategy agreed will reflect that litigation in this area needs to be carefully managed financially and to take account of the tactics likely to be employed by major contractors against smaller suppliers and consultants.

Recent instructions include acting for a consultant in arbitration proceedings in a high value dispute with a major global defence contractor.

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We are always mindful of costs to our client. Our services are competitively priced. We can assist in the management of costs and, where appropriate, help our clients find ways of obtaining insurance and support to help finance litigation.

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