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22 February 2021 | Comment |

Welsh Government settles dispute with Costain over A465 Bypass

The Welsh Government,andconstruction firmCostain, have announceda settlement in their long-running dispute overthe A465Heads of the Valleys road expansion scheme in Wales.

Hugh James, has provided legal support throughout thedispute resolution process, with lawyers from its Construction team, managed byPartner Matthew Stevens,leading adjudications and arbitrations on behalf of its client, Welsh Government.

The dispute related towho should bearliability for the additional costs of the project.While the details of the settlement will remain confidential the dispute process has been largely supportive of Welsh Government’s interpretation of the contract terms.The timing of further payments to Costain is linked to them achieving identified programme milestones.

Commenting on the settlement,Hugh James Partner and Head of Construction, Energy and Project, Ioan Prydderchsaid today:

“We’re proudto have supported the Welsh Government through this process and are pleased that it has resulted insettlement. This shouldnowdraw a line underthe matter and allow all parties to move forward with this importantinfrastructure project in Wales.”

More information can be foundby reading thewritten statementbyKen Skates MS, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales on theWelsh Government website.

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.

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