TEAM was set up by Paul Smart following many years of operating his own construction company. After nearly 35 years' experience in the industry Paul is now representing clients successfully to resolve a contract dispute or setting up standard practices to prevent a future dispute.
Paul's vision in forming the company was 3-fold:-
Firstly to provide a meaningful dispute resolution service to property owners, architects, contractors and subcontractors alike at an affordable rate. We understand why parties end up in dispute, often with little hope of either resolution or receiving payment unless potentially vast sums of money are spent on lawyers. We keep it simple and clear and inexpensive. We take away these pressures to ensure your normal business continues.
Secondly, and as a consequence of the above, we identified the need for a dispute prevention service by the simple implementation of a weekly "health-check" requiring no more than a few hours of our time per week.
Thirdly we identified the need to set up your contracts correctly to avoid future dispute and place you on the "front foot".
For private clients we offer a Building Contract Quality Review service. The idea of this service is to help clients correctly setup their Building Contract and avoid the pitfalls of an incomplete or poorly worded Building Contract, which will result in a Building Dispute.
Our focus is to protect the property owner, and the small to medium-sized construction companies and architects, who may not have the finance to employ full-time qualified surveyors and project managers, and to provide them with a high end service at an affordable and viable cost.
We operate on a "fast response" basis, can attend site when required, and are always available on the phone in order to keep you "in front" in all construction matters - these normally revolve around cost, time and quality issues!!
The response from our clients in this growing market has been fabulous!
TEAM CS Construction Dispute Adjudication case study on Steve Sedgley Contracts Limited. Paul Smart wins case for Steve Sedgley with all costs awarded against the client. Read more...
TEAM CS case study on how Charles Adams Projects Limited benefits from engaging Paul Smart as a flexible resource for Construction Contract Management. Read more...
“I have worked with Paul for over 2 years. He always provides me with quick answers to the many daily issues that arise. He makes it easier for me.”
Wayne Turner (Construction Manager) of Coys Constuction Limited
'Steve Sedgley signs Paul Smart of TEAM CS to win Construction Contract Dispute'
'Dominic Adams of Charles Adams Projects doubles with Paul Smart of TEAM CS for Basement Renovation project.'