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Construction and Engineering

If you’re delving into a new construction project, you need to be sure you’ve got the right legal backing from the outset. Our team of specialists have decades of experience in the sector, and can advise across all aspects of your project’s lifecycle.

Our experience

Our team includes legal specialists, non-lawyer consultant quantity surveyors, adjudicators and arbitrators. The team is ranked highly in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners directories of leading law firms, and described as “flexible, knowledgeable and extremely helpful” by clients.

We also sit on national committees such as the Technology and Construction Solicitors’ Association and are closely involved in construction sector bodies. Our considerable experience in the construction industry, combined with our responsive and professional nature, delivers results for our clients.

Who we work with

We act for a wide range of clients involved in construction and engineering in the public and private sectors. These include developers, contractors, consultants, manufacturers and funders. We regularly advise on insurance, insolvency and dispute resolution issues relevant to the construction sector. Our clients are UK-wide and we also have international reach via our membership of LawExchange International.

Including in our work for key economic sectors such as education, energy, banking and real estate development and covering health and safety and other construction related regulatory matters, we work with you as trusted advisors throughout.

Dealing with construction and engineering disputes

Management of construction-related disputes on your project requires expert advice. Our team of construction and engineering lawyers and professionals can help resolve all forms of construction-related disputes through litigation and alternative forms of dispute resolution such as arbitration, adjudication and mediation. We also advise on negligence claims involving construction professionals.

Construction and engineering contracts

Whether you’re a developer or a specialist sub-contractor, lender or supplier, having the right contracts in place is crucial.

Our team includes solicitors, quantity surveyors and other construction professionals able to support you; whether that’s preparing and negotiating construction contracts or through related terms such as a development agreement, construction product supplier terms or consultant appointments.

Expert construction and engineering lawyers

Our experience in the industry means we can advise you across the full scope of construction and engineering contracts, from procurement contracts to making sure the right terms apply in regard to construction developments and guiding you through security documentation such as bonds, guarantees and warranties.

Members of our varied team sit on national committees and are closely involved in construction sector bodies. Our considerable experience in the construction industry, combined with our responsive and professional nature, delivers results for our clients.

Added value

The team’s added-value approach is given to each and every one of our clients, whether they’re an occupier, developer, funder, construction consultant, or public or private sector organisation.

Our multi-disciplinary team is very much involved in, and part of, the industry. We’re there to advise you throughout the development process, from supporting you to get the right contract in place to checking payment terms and following the correct contractual procedures. We’ll also work with you to thoroughly check contracts for indemnities and other onerous provisions which could invalidate your insurance.

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The latest Construction law updates

Keep up to date on important issues relating to contracts and disputes in the construction and engineering sector by reading our latest Construction and Engineering newsletter.

Our Construction & Engineering newsletter

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Hear what our clients say about us

Very happy with the level of support and professionalism from Sandra and HCR. Sandra was responsive, knowledgeable, and her input helped achieve a positive outcome for [client] in the adjudication.

Client testimonial Construction

‘The team are flexible, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. They are always local and available. The team have a breadth of knowledge that is willingly shared.’

‘The individuals are all helpful, polite, engaging and professional in their field. Their ability to be available, supportive and quickly share their knowledge and advice is a huge benefit. The individuals and the team as a whole are diverse, with a professional approach.’

‘High level of skill and knowledge within their particular area of expertise’

‘A full-service practice but at regional prices. Good use of technology and a complete legal service.’

‘It is the level of diversity, all our legal issues can be dealt with through one practice.’

Legal 500 2024 – Construction and Engineering

Colin’s ability to adapt to the complex and changing projects we work on is second to none.

Chambers and Partners – Colin Jones

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