Demystifying construction procurement

Delivering on your objectives, whilst protecting your position, now and in the future.

Procuring construction and engineering projects is often a complex process.

Wherever you sit along the supply chain, whether as an owner occupier, funder, developer, contractor or consultant, we are here to help.

Our recognised legal experts across our sectors speak your language, and have experience embedded within the construction industry. We assist to structure how to buy and sell construction services, and advise on the web of agreements necessary to deliver a successful project. Whether it is a mixed use commercial development, a civil engineering project, a health care setting, retail repurposing or involving energy and infrastructure, our lawyers relish in putting on hard hats and hi-viz alongside you to deliver pragmatic legal solutions for you.

Pro-active risk management at the early stage of a construction and engineering project will assist to manage your legal risks, whilst balancing your commercial interests.

Our lawyers have considerable experience in drafting and negotiating all forms of construction and engineering contracts, particularly the JCT and NEC, as well as others including IChemE, FIDIC, RIBA and ACE. Our team can also prepare bespoke agreements to suit your given situation.

Typically, we advise on:

  • Professional consultant appointments
  • Building contracts and fit out works contracts
  • Framework agreements
  • Collateral warranties and third party rights
  • Bonds and guarantees
  • Project bank accounts
  • Letters of reliance
  • Novation agreements
  • Vesting certificates
  • Construction obligations in agreements for lease and development agreements

Our lawyers run industry-based training seminars and workshops, for example, covering the NEC4 suite of contracts and managing compensation events.

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