Legal advice for the infrastructure sector.
Helping you to deliver essential infrastructure projects on time and on budget.
Lawyers with a proven track record in delivering infrastructure projects.
We have the legal tools to support you in building the foundations of critical infrastructure.
We are experienced in all major areas of infrastructure development including roads and motorways, waterways, ports and harbours, railways and bridges as well as renewable power generation (both onshore and offshore) and distribution. Our clients in this sector include utility companies, a national electricity network operator, international renewable energy providers and civil engineering contractors, subcontractors, and investors.
We advise on all aspects of major infrastructure projects. That includes setting up the required corporate structures and finance agreements, procuring the associated construction and engineering works, and executing the commercial agreements to bring a project to fruition. Our lawyers are familiar with all the standard forms of construction contracts (e.g. NEC). We also provide ongoing strategic advice to assist with supply chain management issues, helping you to avoid and resolve disputes.
We work hard to build close working relationships with your in-house commercial and legal teams. Andrew Ash , head of our construction and engineering department, and Elizabeth Painter, current Chair of the Generation for Change (G4C) South West (the professional voice of young people in the UK built environment industry), speak regularly on the lecture circuit and at infrastructure events.
Advising a major civil engineering contractor based in the South West on its engagement under the National Highways Scheme Delivery Framework and preparing the necessary sub-contracts (incorporating the NEC4) to help it deliver its services for this project.
Advising an international renewable energy provider in connection with its construction of a 1400MW offshore wind farm located on Dogger Bank in the North Sea.
Advising an electricity distribution network provider on claims for unforeseen additional civil engineering costs associated with the development of an onshore windfarm in South Wales.
Advising an electricity distribution network provider on claims arising under the New Roads and Street Works Act and successfully representing this company in its defence of these claims in the Technology and Construction Court.
Advising a water company on, and helping to prepare, template contracts based on the NEC4 suite of contracts for use on its capital investment works projects.
“They clearly define the commercial reality and the risk, which helps the client make the right decision.”
“They have the ability to engage with people within the client's business and to establish key areas of importance.”
“The team members are extremely knowledgeable, proactive and accommodating.”