Pyments Dispute Avoidance

Despite having spent decades in dispute resolution, successfully resolving disputes on behalf of Clients, our company ethos is actually one of prevention not cure. We have been deploying dispute prevention principles and techniques for our Clients for many years and our practical non contentious advice and support ensures our Clients get things right from the outset.

That said, we have earned a first class reputation for our ability to understand, forensically interrogate, substantiate, present and agree Client’s claims. In most instances this has been achieved on a consensual basis.

We are proven in prosecuting and defending heads of claim, on a wide range of projects across all sectors. Accredited by the Law Society, we enjoy Professional Direct Access terms with leading Counsel thereby limiting the need for the involvement of Solicitors and all associated costs.

Key Benefits
  • Utilisation of proven Commercial, Contractual & Technical expertise and knowledge
  • Proactive and problem solving solutions adopted to prevent formal dispute proceedings wherever possible
  • Multi-skilled team with a range of expertise, well versed in all forms of contract, programming, project monitoring and dispute prevention techniques
  • In depth knowledge together with our contractual expertise and preventative culture allows for early warning of issues
  • Prompt identification, verification and particularisation of entitlement in accordance with the contract, facilitating recovery of entitlement, Early Settlement and Dispute Avoidance
  • Direct Access to Barristers – often avoiding involvement of solicitors and associated fees
  • Flexibility; services tailored to suit requirements of the project; short or long term, working on a time charge or commission only basis
  • Through representing Employer’s, Contractors and Sub-Contractor’s in both Public and Private Sectors we understand the needs of all parties; allowing successful delivery of Client objectives
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

Find out more

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements, please feel free to contact our principal Dispute Prevention consultant and Managing Director, Tim Hart at

Pyments Dispute Avoidance

Pyments Dispute Avoidance principles and techniques is utilised throughout all stages of a project, including:

  • Pre-contract contractual advice
  • Contract vetting and advice
  • Post contract consultation and best practice advice
  • Commercial negotiations
  • Early neutral evaluation

Dispute Resolution

  • Production/Rebuttal of entitlement documents
  • Case management of Adjudication proceedings
  • Mediation and Conciliation
  • Arbitration and Litigation
  • Expert Witness Reports
What our clients say

“During the whole process, Pyments provided consistency of approach and all round excellent advocacy.”
– Name & company withheld, Full testimony can be provided upon request

“Thanks guys for your time, effort and support – we could not have brokered this deal without your expertise.” – Name & Company withheld, full testimony provided upon request