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Dispute Avoidance

More and more disputes are now being resolved out of court using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), however many Quantity Surveyors do not have the time that is necessary to review the details of a case in order to avoid the legal system.

NSS stands out here with a strong, independent and skilled team of QS professionals ready to support clients wanting to avoid disputes, led by NSS’s Managing Director, Alan Northen FRICS. Alan’s expertise in this area, backed by a proven track record, has lead to this becoming an important element within NSS’s full services offering.

As an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration (ACIArb), Alan has honed his skills to incorporate these significant legal matters, alongside his natural aptitude for collaboration and conciliation. As such, he is has become a sought-after, independent expert for Clients, working on site with Contractors in order to facilitate the right resolution.    

Another area of specialist skills is Variation and Final Accounting – for when changes in the projects fall outside the original estimates or where there is no Variation Clause in the project.

Reviewing a project from an independent site surveyor’s perspective, our teams can work in a collaborative way to establish acceptable quantum and value variations accounts to support proposed Final Accounts.