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The construction and engineering industry is unique and hugely important to the economy of the country as a whole.

All parties involved in construction and engineering face challenges on a daily basis from diverse areas such as: legislation and regulations; new business practices; environmental and sustainability targets; tight margins and health and safety requirements not to mention the financial risks inherent in large capital projects.

We understand the issues parties encounter in doing business in this sector and tailor our advice accordingly. We aim to be a part of the client’s team from the inception of the project through completion and beyond, aiding the client in the fulfilment of their objectives. Our clients include employers, developers and contractors.

Procurement and Contracting

We advise on all aspects of the procurement of construction and engineering works and services including drafting and advising on contract notices, invitations to tender, tenders and interviews. Our clients benefit from specialist advice on the right form of procurement as well as the drafting and negotiation of construction and engineering contracts, professional team appointments, developer/funding agreements, warranties, bonds, guarantees and related documentation. Our experience in the use of standard forms including JCT, NEC, ICE, means that our clients always have the right contract for the job, no matter how big or small.

When Things go Wrong

Unfortunately this is an industry where disputes are not uncommon. When things go wrong we provide advice and assistance to help prevent differences from escalating into claims. However, when claims arise, you want clear, practical advice to resolve them as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. Our experience in domestic and international arbitration, court proceedings and construction adjudication, as well as mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution means we have the skills and experience to help you whatever the nature of the problem. Before we embark on any course of action you will always know the scope of the work and our fee structure so you don’t get any nasty surprises.

Key Services

  • Procurement and project advice
  • Tender documents and procedures
  • Building contracts
  • Professional appointments
  • Novation of professional appointments
  • Collateral warranties
  • Performance bonds
  • Parent company guarantees
  • Dispute avoidance
  • Arbitration
  • Court proceedings
  • Construction adjudication
  • Mediation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Project/development agreements

Head of Unit

Graeme Stenson


01522 508853 / 07810 515806



"Praised by clients for being "prompt" and "able to explain potential pitfalls and the protection we need." 

Chambers & Partners, 2014

"Noted for its work with clients from the public sector, leisure and energy sectors."

Chambers & Partners, 2014

"The team has both contentious and non-contentious expertise."

Chambers & Partners, 2014