The construction & engineering industry is experiencing the benefits of economic recovery, with residential and large scale infrastructure projects driving expansion in the UK to meet consumer and government demand. In addition, the UK construction & engineering sector remains at the forefront of global development and continues to furnish investors, developers, designers, engineers, project managers and contractors in every continent.
Yet all property and infrastructure projects, regardless of size or prevailing economic conditions, remain sensitive to time, cost and regulatory pressures. Legal advice by lawyers with an in-depth understanding of the processes and risks specific to the construction & engineering industry are a key part of ensuring delivery, managing risk, controlling spend and preventing disputes on a project. If disputes cannot be avoided, clients want advice that resolves these in a straightforward and focused manner to achieve the desired outcome, promptly and using the best route available. We cover all these areas and more.
Our construction & engineering team has built a strong reputation in the market as a result of working with consultants, developers, investors, contractors, insurers and the public sector throughout the life of construction & engineering projects, handling all types of contentious and non-contentious matters. The types of projects we advise on are incredibly diverse. Recent work includes luxury residential buildings, retail and tourist developments, airports, ports, hospitals, highways and road networks in the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe, the Middle East, South America and Asia Pacific in particular.
We advise on everything from procurement, contractual terms and insurance arrangements through risk management and project completion. We also handle all disputes that may arise, including professional liability, defect liability, delays, intellectual property, fee, final account and contractual claims and regulatory and criminal prosecutions. Our lawyers offer extensive experience assisting clients in the meaning and interpretation of clauses within all standard forms of construction & engineering contracts, including JCT, NEC, ICC, MF, IChemE and FIDIC contracts (in all their variations) as well as the less frequent types.
Our commitment to the industry includes working with leading professional organisations and schemes to provide a range of training and additional legal services to support construction & engineering businesses and professionals from every standpoint.