Construction projects are often complex and have many parties involved. This means that they are frequently the subjects of disputes and disagreements. Prompt, specialist and commercial advice is therefore key to a successful outcome.
Our construction team offers clients involved in engineering and construction projects a track record of providing commercially astute advice across a range of industries and legal issues. The practice includes contentious and non-contentious work carried out by our team of highly experienced solicitors.
Our contentious expertise encompasses a broad mix of complex, medium and high-value disputes, which we resolve using a variety of techniques including:
- Early neutral evaluation
- Litigation in the High Court
We act for a wide range of clients, including multinational corporates, international and domestic developers, contractors and subcontractors – as well as construction professionals such as consulting engineers and architects – and advise on all types of construction claims and matters, including:
- Extensions of time
- Loss and expense/delay and disruption claims
- Liquidated damages
- Performance-related disputes
- Defects claims
- Variations/final account claims
Ongoing commercial advice
Our experience in dispute resolution means that we know how to help our clients avoid contentious action. Whether you are a developer, contractor, sub-contractor, funder, purchaser or tenant, we can review your construction contracts and associated documents and offer robust advice to get the best outcome for your business.
We support project teams on a wide range of developments from tender stage to contract completion, including:
- Drafting, negotiation and distribution of construction documentation
- Building contract amendments
- Appointment and novations
- Bonds and guarantees
- Due diligence on the commercial and construction aspects of acquisitions and takeovers