Projects and Construction

They're very customer-focused and switched-on towards us. They know what's expected by way of service. Chambers UK 2016

We are recognised as a top ranking firm in the area of Projects and Construction.  We have been active in this sector for over 50 years.

Our close connections with the leading industry bodies, and our clients, means that we maintain a deep understanding of the markets and the challenges faced.  Our lawyers are well-placed to provide tailored and cost-effective solutions.

We are proud to act for some of the foremost companies in this sector. We advise construction professionals, contractors, employers, operators, investors and their insurers, across a wide range of industry sectors, providing all aspects of non-contentious and contentious projects and construction advice.

We have vast experience of advising on JCT, NEC3, PPC2000, IChemE, MF1, RIBA, ACE, FIDIC (for international projects), and the other standard forms of contract used in the process, civil engineering and building sectors.

In addition, we advise on transactions procured in a variety of ways, including traditional, PPP, and innovative methods such as alliancing. We have recently been advising clients on the implications of the changes to PFI which are being introduced through PF2.

We are a leading adviser on the contractual terms, which are appropriate for BIM based projects, having been commissioned by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) to draft the BIM Protocol and related documentation.

We work with our clients to mitigate contentious issues and seek practical solutions. We advise on all forms of dispute resolution including domestic and international arbitration, adjudication and mediation.

We have an extensive portfolio of international work. Many of our clients’ projects are based in the Middle East and Africa, with these regions seeing rapid growth and providing excellent opportunities. Our experience of working with these clients mean that we understand the market, and the specific challenges that may be faced when operating in these regions.

Wherever clients are based, our lawyers will assist on all project and construction matters in a proactive and cost-efficient way.