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Construction and engineering

We are a nationally recognised construction practice providing a comprehensive service for both projects and dispute management across a broad range of sectors. Clients include developers, healthcare providers, main contractors, utilities, transport authorities, education institutions, consultants and sub-contractors. The team advises on all aspects of construction risk management from procurement to completion.

The team drafts and negotiates on all the major standard forms of contract, including JCT and NEC3. Experienced in all forms of construction dispute resolution, including adjudication, arbitration, proceedings in the TCC, mediation and expert determination, we endeavour to find a creative and cost effective method for the resolution of issues. Sectors we work in include:

  • Commercial Development
  • PRS
  • Student Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Education
  • Health
  • Utilities
  • Energy
  • Investment
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