Securing payment and damages for a sub-contractor

Dean represented a building company in a contract dispute regarding the development of two houses on a piece of land.

His client was a sub-contractor employed by a company to carry out various building works within the development. The work the client was required to carry out turned out to be far more significant than that which had initially been quoted for, due to errors on the part of the main contractor.

As a result these errors, the project had become far less profitable for the main contractor who had refused to pay Dean’s client the sums due, disputing both the amount and the quality of work carried out.

The matter proceeded to trial at which Dean’s client was successful. The Judge awarded damages to his client and also ordered that their costs be paid by the main contractor.