At Somerset Consult we work on a wide range of projects, some examples of our work being:
Instructed on various leading UK universities. We have been appointed as Experts in legal proceedings and contractual advice in respect of loss and expense claim and defective works. The most recent matter involved a University in Wales, where we produced a comprehensive Quantum Report on the design and construction defects in new build Student accommodation.
A high speed railway in Ankara, where the project experienced design issues for a six kilometre tunnel. We were appointed as Quantum Experts in an ICC Arbitration in respect of a claim against a German Contractor. The dispute was concluded through Arbitration proceedings.
Athletes Village, Stratford. We were appointed as Experts to quantify losses arising from mechanical and electrical defects in various projects. The matter was concluded through Adjudication.
NHS Hospital Trusts
We have been appointed in legal proceedings as Quantum Experts on various disputes, including Leeds Oncology, The Manchester Joint Hospitals project and The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
Multiple UK prisons with defective central heating refurbishment schemes. We accepted appointment as Quantum Experts in respect of delays and loss and expense claims in Adjudications. The matter was settled by negotiation. The result was successful which led to settlement of a further eight prison projects.
Crossrail and Transport for London projects. We have provided Expert opinion to investigate claims in respect of loss and expense claims which included a matter in respect of London Underground’s signal equipment room’s electrical defective works.
Large Shopping Complexes
Broadway Plaza in Birmingham, a large multi-storey Shopping Centre. We provided Expert opinion to quantify M&E defects. Proceedings settled through Mediation. Chapelfield, a large Shopping Mall in Norwich. We were instructed by the Developer to provide a Report for the £150m project, acting as Quantum and Time Experts. The dispute was settled successfully.
Power Stations and Energy Centre
A new build bio-mass power station in Sheffield, including ancillary buildings, administration buildings and a high-voltage yard. We were appointed to prepare a claim in contemplation of Arbitration, including a loss and expense and entitlement to time. The claim was settled successfully through negotiation. London gas energy turbine and biomass centre. We were instructed to quantify the losses arising from installation of process on M&E works. Matter settled through negotiation.
Luxurious five star, new build Hotel in the Caribbean. We acted as Quantum Experts for a Contractor in an ICC Arbitration for building and M&E defective works. The case was settled through negotiation. A new five star prestigious Hotel in the West End. We acted as Experts and prepared a delay analysis in legal proceedings. The dispute is still ongoing.
London Sports Stadium
One of Europe’s largest stadiums. We acted as Quantum Experts in Legal proceedings to quantify failings in respect to building and M&E defects.
Residential Care Home
Commercial management of a care home in Surrey, including landscaping, roads and axillary buildings. We were appointed to prepare a claim for legal proceedings in respect to loss and expense and time delays.
Property Management of Luxury Residential Apartments
We act as a Client Representative for various High Net Worth Individuals. This includes providing full property management services, advice on contractual and financial matters and managing the assets.
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