Construction & Engineering

The multi-faceted projects undertaken within the construction and engineering sector mean that the breadth of advice required is both technical and commercially focused.

The diverse range of projects across multiple sectors from housing, commercial office space, industrial units, care homes, and student accommodation to the installation of plant and machinery all throw up unique and exciting challenges. We understand that the driving forces behind such projects are time, cost and quality.

Having access to a range of specialisms from one reliable source puts you at an advantage. Combining our expertise in Construction & Engineering, Commercial Property, Development Finance and Planning and Environmental law, we support clients in both the private and public sector.

Whether you are a developer, housing association, joint venture company, building contractor, specialist sub-contractor, education or care provider, commercial occupier or funder, we can become part of your team.

Working collaboratively throughout the life cycle of your project, our highly experienced commercial teams provide the comprehensive service you need from site acquisition and planning, funding, through the tendering and procurement process, the construction phase to the operation or disposal of the completed asset.

We can deal with:

  • Planning applications
  • Site acquisition
  • Funding due diligence
  • Professional Team appointments
  • Procurement routes and tendering (including OJEU compliance)
  • building and engineering contracts
  • unit sales and leases
  • joint ventures between landowners and developers
  • security documents (including collateral warranties and guarantees)
  • on-going contractual advice
  • insolvency

Occasionally, you may need help resolving disputes. In most cases, a Pre-action Protocol applies to construction and engineering disputes and governs the parties’ conduct prior to the issuing of court proceedings. We will work with you to reduce or avoid the risk of disputes as far as possible. Where disputes or differences arise, our focus is on achieving the best practical and commercial outcome and will always consider alternative methods of dispute resolution such as adjudication, mediation or expert determination.

  • James Coppinger ( Partner) has a great down to earth approach. He is always reachable and willing to work on solutions for our projects. Attention to detail on the work produced is very high and overall communication throughout the project lifecycle is very efficient. I would not hesitate to recommend him and his team to anyone needing any construction legal advice.
    Legal 500, 2022