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Helen Pearce, Consultant

A bit about me

I’m a chartered quantity surveyor working with Harrison Clark Rickerbys and their clients to get the best possible outcome in making or defending construction and engineering claims.

I work alongside solicitors to give our clients, who include contractors and subcontractors, combined legal and surveying services on construction and engineering claims and disputes. I work professionally and meticulously to get the best possible outcome for my clients, making sure that their claims are sound, accurate and supported.

I’m very experienced and hold a PgDip in Arbitration and a PgCert in Adjudication. I’m also a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. 

I enjoy finding solutions for organisations and this extends into my spare time, too. I am treasurer for my local Parish Hall, and a committee member of both my local Women’s Institute and our community’s History Society.

Want to know more?

Make sure you keep all of your documents and records – the better the evidence, the more likely the chance of success.

Get your claim right – I can help you to do this, but you’ll need to be honest and open with me.

Get your claims in on time – if you don’t meet the deadline, you won’t be able to pursue it.

What’s the timetable for adjudication?

An adjudicator has 28 days to decide a dispute from receipt of a referral. Referrals should be served within seven days of the adjudication notice.

Can we get our claim in next week?

It’s worth spending as much time as necessary (mindful of any deadline) to ensure you’ve got the best legal and financial basis of the claim – upon which of course HCR can help advise and support you or even produce the claim for you.

How can we defend this claim?

The answer can be found in the detail. There may be defences in there being no legal basis for it, or a failure to follow a payment mechanism. It could also be overstated or inaccurate.

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