Expert Construction and Engineering Lawyers
Acknowledged as a “go-to” national team for construction contracts, respected by clients, leading industry groups and the team’s wider networks, Blake Morgan’s specialist (and cross-office) Construction and Engineering team provides a full-project service for our broad mix of national and regional clients throughout England and Wales.
A core practice of advising on the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts is supplemented by the provision of ongoing guidance to the project team throughout the construction phase.
Main Areas Of Practice
The team has developed a strong reputation in acting for both private and public sector organisations in non-contentious construction contract matters, including:
Drafting and negotiating construction contracts
Working with purchasers and suppliers of construction services, our expert construction and engineering lawyers are experienced in the drafting and negotiation of building contracts. The team has a well-established expertise across a number of industry sectors including residential and commercial development, retail and leisure, energy (including tidal power), health, local and national government, banking and education.
Ongoing management and support
Our Construction and Engineering team is especially valued for its close working partnerships with our clients. Often seen as an extension to clients' own teams, (whether through secondments or otherwise), our construction and engineering lawyers provide ongoing support and advice, pre-empting future issues and helping to offset the risks often associated with building projects.
We act for developers, contractors and sub-contractors at every stage of the construction process. Our expert lawyers have worked with construction professionals across many sectors including property development (commercial and residential), energy, government, education, leisure and retail, housing, and banking and finance.
Advising Cardiff City Council on the third iteration of the South East and Mid Wales Collaborative Construction Framework (SEWSCAP3). This is a four-year framework agreement used by a number of participating authorities and public sector organisations in Wales in order to appoint pre-qualified and suitably experienced contractors to deliver the construction of both new and refurbished schools and other public buildings.
Working with the procurement team at Transport for Wales on the preparation of construction contracts for the Infrastructure Delivery Partners for the Wales and Borders Rail Service and South Wales Metro. This Welsh Government funded project is due to deliver electrification and vast improvements to Wales' rail network; a high profile project.
Advising Southern Water through a critical transition period between existing and new framework contracts with its development partners. The team is advising on the terms of multiple contracts as part of this exercise, as well as providing other related services, working with the client's in-house team, partly via secondment.
Awards and Accolades
Edward McMullen; Hampshire Law Society Lawyer of the Year 2015.
Edward McMullen; “Shortlisted for the Private Practice Solicitor of the Year” for the Law Society 2015.
Rachel Gwilliam; Society of Construction Law Hudson Prize winner (2nd place in 2016, Commended in 2018)
Property & Construction Team of the Year
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