COVID 19 ECONOMIC CONTRACTION

In times of economic contraction our niche services are sought by our clients across the industry, including construction employers, contractors, subcontractors and consultants. All such organisations have a statutory entitlement to adjudicate at any time in relation to construction contracts and are also exposed to such actions.

Such niche services include dispute/insolvency driven:

  • expert advice
  • adjudication advocacy
  • expert witness services 
  • assisting in the defence of adjudication and litigation actions.

The services we are providing to main contractors, subcontractors and consultants in relation to delays and disruption associated with the Covid 19 pandemic and associated plant, material and labour shortages include the review and interpretation of the relevant contractual provisions to:

  • Examine the extent of delays attributable to the pandemic
  • Drafting applications for extensions of time associated with same
  • Examining bespoke provisions and bespoke definitions of ‘force majeure’ and advising on the implications
  • Where contractual mechanisms provide, generate or examine quantum of loss and expense/additional costs associated with same

Typically our services include brokering or assisting in brokering settlements or intermediate agreements in relation to these issues and any other factors the pandemic brings.

Experience leads us to understand that the ‘best battle is the one you do not have to fight’. However in the absence of an understanding of the rules of the engagement and value of its case or defence, a party may well fail to secure a settlement at a level commensurate with the potential of its case. This is an outcome we seek to avoid.

Our position as dual qualified professionals ideally places us to assess the risk associated and advise accordingly, together with making and defending claims both in terms of entitlement and quantum. 

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Services we provide


QUANTITY SURVEYING

Jonathan Ketteridge Associates Limited has over 30 years experience in quantity surveying and has worked on both residential and retail developments on a variety of scales. The team have provided quantity surveying services on developments over £30 million.

JKA provide services from chartered surveyors who have decades of experience successfully delivering traditional quantity surveying services including:

  • Site appraisal and feasibility studies
  • Cost planning
  • Preparation of tender and contract documents
  • Due diligence reporting to banks and funding organisations
  • Insurance valuations
  • Commercial management
  • Negotiation and settlement of final accounts

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Provided by chartered surveyors with post-graduate qualifications in dispute resolution, the consultants JKA provides to manage dispute resolution services have considerable experience of advising on disputes to £250m value in the UK and overseas. Such services include:

  • Initial claim appraisal 
  • Expert witness
  • Claims preparation
  • Claims negotiation
  • Adjudication advocacy

EMPLOYER’S AGENCY

Jonathan Ketteridge Associates Limited delivers the following services through highly experienced chartered surveyors:

  • Obtain a brief from the Employer and develop Employer’s requirement in conjunction with other team members
  • Chair design team meetings
  • Provide procurement advice
  • Preparation of Employer’s requirements
  • Advice on Tendering Procedures 
  • Selection of the Main Contractor
  • Coordinate and manage the on-site Construction Process
  • Administer the Design and Build Contract

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

The consultants responsible for delivering Construction Management Services are seasoned professionals with experience in both construction consultancy businesses and construction teams.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The team at Jonathan Ketteridge Associates Limited has experience working with clients like Sainsbury’s and Lidl managing large scale projects. JKA provides qualified project managers to deliver the following services:

  • Preparation of project execution plans and development briefs
  • Value Management
  • Risk management 
  • Project monitoring
  • Programme management

EXPERT WITNESS

JKA call on their many years of experience to provide witness testimony in court cases and tribunals and work to ensure a fair outcome for their clients. 

Jonathan Ketteridge Associates Limited can provide expert witness services from professionals  with masters level qualifications specific to the delivery of expert witness evidence.

Successful Commissions

Quantity Surveying


25,000 sqft Industrial Development, Long Bennington, Nottinghamshire

Providing quantity surveying services including cost planning and design and build procurement including co-ordinating and managing complex agent for lease, concerning payment and negotiating and settling a final account with both tenant and design and build contractor.


Quantum Advice International Budget Retailer 

Providing quantum advice in relation to controversial quantum valuations and assessments of loss and/or expense under bespoke building contract conditions to 42nr stores.

Contract sums circa £3.5m

Project Management


Business Park Infrastructure Development, Kingsway Business Park, Rochdale

Phase one and two Project Management appointment under the New Engineering Contract conditions including contract administration and risk management.

Combined contract sums £12m


Mixed Residential and Retail Development, Sheffield

Providing a full range of quantity surveying and employer’s agency services for the construction of a city centre mixed-use development including the management of rights of lights. Delivered on time, to specifications and budget. 

Dispute Resolution


Retail Development, Wombwell

Providing expert advice and risk management services to facilitate settlement prior to tribunal including: 

  • providing a detailed risk analysis identifying the potential outcomes at adjudication
  • assisting in the negotiating of a mutually acceptable settlement

Sum in dispute £120,000.


Commercial Developments Sheffield and Runcorn

Providing mediation representation services, expert advice and risk management services to facilitate settlement prior to tribunal including: 

  • providing a detailed risk analysis identifying the potential outcomes at adjudication
  • assisting in the negotiating of a mutually acceptable settlement

Sum in dispute £1,200,000.

International Quantity Surveying


200 Hectare Resort Development, North West Unguja, Zanzibar

Procurement advice and quantity surveying services including cost planning and preparation of detailed bills of quantities. 

Assisting in selection of building contractor and negotiation of contract sum with contractor.

Sourcing local surveyor to assist in the delivery of surveying services ongoing. 

Construction Management


Mixed Development, London Road Fire Station, Central Manchester

Providing procurement advice and quantity surveying services on the heritage city centre site adjacent to Piccadilly Station, Manchester developed by Allied London.

Contract Sum £11m

International Dispute Resolution


International Airport, Middle East

Providing expert advice, claims management and expert witness services in relation to disputed final account for high value fitting out works procured using the International FIDIC form of contract. 

Amount at dispute £250m