Construction, Engineering & Projects
The construction, engineering and projects industry is pivotal to the development of the UK and global economy and a leader in driving change.
We don't profess to know your business better than you do. But we do know that the responsibility in driving development and change brings with it both opportunities and challenges. Opportunities such as advancements in technology and digitalisation, modern methods of construction and increased Government investment in infrastructure and building projects. Challenges such as shortages of materials and skilled labour, delay and disruption to projects, payment and cashflow issues, sustainability and the need to move further towards net zero carbon goals. Opportunities that need to be effectively structured; challenges that need to be managed or overcome.
We are a commercially focussed, hands-on and friendly team of senior lawyers and construction professionals, here for you as your trusted advisors every step of the way. Wherever you are in the supply chain, be it public or private sector, we do it all; providing cradle to grave services from initial procurement advice through to full dispute resolution and everything in between.
What sets us apart is our exceptional industry and legal expertise. A unique multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, barristers, arbitrators, international consultants and commercial project management and engineering experts.We deal with small residential projects to complex commercial projects both in the UK and internationally including Europe, the Caribbean, West Africa and the UAE.
There is no one size fits all. We listen to what matters most to you; working with you to provide flexible services, solutions and outcomes tailored to your specific objectives. Driven by our strong values of excellence and collaboration, we are here to make a difference and to add value to you and your business.
- Contract procurement, form and process
- Project financing
Reviewing and negotiating tender documents
- project site and design risks
- bonds and Parent Company Guarantees
- third party rights or collateral warranties
- structured avoidance of disputes
Consideration of insurance requirements and indemnities
Drafting, negotiating and finalising:
- project contracts and associated appointments, collateral warranties and guarantees
- project finance agreements
- development agreements
Providing training on contract interpretation and implementation
- time and costs issues
- quality issues
- supply chain issues
- cashflow issues
- solvency issues
- health and safety issues
- termination issues
- dispute avoidance
Resolving disputes through:
- Expert determination
- Contract specific tiered ADR
- Domestic and International Arbitration
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