Construction

From domestic disputes with building contractors to larger commercial claims on warranties and standard form contract issues, our construction litigation team can guide you through the substantive and procedural pitfalls in this specialist area of dispute resolution.

We can help you take a pragmatic and commercial approach when considering which adjudicative or non-adjudicative process to follow while balancing the desire to complete the project against rising build costs and contractual damages claims.

Our team of solicitors can also prepare the relevant construction agreements for funder, developers, tenants, main contractors, subcontractors and professional consultants to protect interests on the project both during the construction phase and after the build has completed.

We provide the complete package in construction matters and work closely with our planning and commercial property experts to achieve your goals on property development projects.

Karen Elder
Disputes Partner

Talk to us about:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Property development projects
  • Transactional matters
  • Dispute resolution

Construction and engineering

The construction and engineering industries are still forging their way forward despite difficult times. As they do so, the requirement for expert and commercial legal advice becomes all the more important to help the growth and development of this sector. Whether you are a developer, funder, contractor, commercial enterprise or business with a need for the services of the construction industry, entering into the construction arena can be a confusing and challenging proposition.

At Beswicks Legal, we understand the concerns and aspirations of our local and regional clients. We work with them, not for them, to achieve the desired outcome in a timely and cost effective manner. This means that, drawing on the depth of knowledge and breadth of experience of our team of construction lawyers, we can advise on a full range of contentious and non-contentious matters.

Property development projects

Many property development projects involve relationships between a number of different professionals. The success of these projects, in terms of delivering the works on time and on budget, is therefore of paramount importance.

Our expertise lies in understanding the nature of construction projects and in pre-empting the likely issues that may arise on a project-by-project basis. Our team also has the breadth of experience necessary to prepare bespoke agreements, or a suite of contractual documentation, to safeguard the parties’ interests whether you are a siteowner, main contractor, subcontractor or funder.

Transactional matters

We regularly advise, draft and negotiate the suite of construction and engineering documents which includes contract amendments, bonds, collateral warranties and appointments for banks, employers and property developers. We are also instructed by main contractors and specialist subcontractors on contract risks and negotiating contract terms. We usually proceed by way of fixed fees or cap and collar quotes.

Dispute resolution

We act for clients during the protocol stages of litigation and in litigation as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes such as adjudication, mediation, expert determination and arbitration. We are able to protect your interests in the dispute with reference to your commercial objectives by offering an array of funding options from phased scoping of fees to fee estimates.

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