Latent problems need not worsen

Having spent years assisting clients with a considerable array of disputes, our team is best equipped to handle any situation. Of course, it’s also important to know when a dispute really isn’t necessary and common ground can be found via other approaches. Specialising in construction dispute avoidance, we are the ones to call if you want to put procedures in place that will reduce the risk of issues occurring.

Latent disputes can potentially manifest at the beginning of a contractual relationship or during the project. They come to be when a party notices that there are problems concerning them, but they are not serious enough at that point to raise the issues with the other party.

This variety of dispute evolves into an emerging one when a trigger event causes it to, or when the consequences of different interests, differential power, or resource complications make it obligatory on one party to raise their worries with others. Up until that period, the party that recognises the latent altercation shall have remained pleased to conduct its operations with the hope that developing circumstances will prevent it from having to go further, or that the disagreements can be overcome.

It’s often the case that the dominant party is unaware of any tensions or the latent dispute itself. The less dominant party however might have been aware for quite some time. Should no trigger event happen and the less dominant party feels as if they’re not at a disadvantage in the contract, it’s possible that the latent dispute won’t progress. With some well-crafted strategies in place, the friction can be dealt with before it has the chance to become a full on dispute.

At Amison Dispute Resolutions ours is a flexible business that adapts its services in order to meet client requirements. Everyone that comes to us is treated in a professional and respectful manner, and whatever support it is that they need, we make it our mission to give it to them.

If you have any issues that have to be addressed or want help with construction dispute avoidance from the outset of your project, please get in touch with us.