Construction

Our specialist Construction team advises a diverse client base on all aspects of construction law relating to development projects and construction dispute resolution.
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We have advised on numerous high profile projects in London and the wider UK in recent years, in addition to infrastructure projects internationally. Our experience includes retail, office and residential developments, entertainment venues, hotels, senior living and student accommodation, distribution centres, education and healthcare, road and rail infrastructure, power plants and mining facilities.

Our team acts or lenders, developers – including family offices, commercial developers, estates, and high net worth individuals - contractors, professional consultants, sub-contractors and insurers. We work hard to deepen our understanding of our clients’ businesses, the unique culture of each, and their requirements and objectives. Our clients rely on us to provide creative and efficient legal solutions as part of a tailored service and be trusted advisors; providing commercial guidance based on our experience and knowledge of the market. Through each step of the process, whether advising on a complex development project, or the resolution of a dispute, we ensure our clients have all the support they need to understand the key legal and commercial issues in order to make the right decisions to achieve their objectives.

How we can help

Our Construction team assists and guides commercial clients and individuals through all aspects of the construction process and the resolution of construction disputes, including advice on:

  • Procurement strategy
  • Putting together the project team
  • All major standard form building contracts including the JCT suite, NEC4 and FIDIC, bespoke forms of building contract and contract amendments
  • Construction management agreements and trade contracts 
  • Development agreements and development management agreements
  • Standard form and bespoke professional appointments
  • Collateral warranties, schedules of third party rights, bonds, guarantees and other security documents, and latent defects insurance policies
  • Administration of the building contract, including advice on payment applications, payless notices, practical completion, defects rectification and final account issues
  • Due diligence of construction documents in the context of a property or portfolio sale or purchase
  • Traditional construction insurances, including all risks insurance, professional indemnity insurance and latent defects insurance
  • Innovative insurance solutions including owner-controlled insurance policies and integrated project insurance
  • Applications of construction technology
  • Innovative contract structures to help clients meet ESG, ethical supply chain and sustainability goals
  • Copyright protection and copyright licences 
  • Party wall and party structure issues
  • Construction dispute resolution including litigation, adjudication and arbitration
  • Alternative dispute resolution procedures including mediation and expert determination

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