“Blake Morgan is very strong in construction.”
The team gives specialist advice to a wide range of clients across the whole of the construction sector supply chain. Our highly knowledgeable lawyers advise in relation to all major industry standard forms of documentation (JCT, NEC, FIDIC, GC/Works) in addition to a wide spectrum of bespoke agreements.
Our Construction team also specialises in the resolution of construction disputes. Our extensive experience means we can find the most efficient and cost-effective means by which to resolve any such dispute, whether by negotiation, litigation, arbitration, adjudication or ADR.
We also understand careful planning and investigation can avoid costly delays and disputes. Our legal team will ensure that you are in the strongest position to take a dispute or project forward by assessing risk and subsequently advising on the best strategy for any particular problem.
As our work covers a range of commercial, residential and mixed projects in both public and private sectors, it means that the Construction team lawyers have in-depth knowledge of the sector and the best way to manage risk throughout the construction process. Some of the clients we act for on both non-contentious matters and disputes include:
|Funders - due diligence on development lending||Housing associations and registered providers|
|Professional designers - architects, engineers and consultants||Local authorities and government bodies|
|One off 'Employer' clients||Corporates and banks|
|Main contractors, sub-contractors and specialist suppliers||Health boards|
|Developers and institutional purchasers of construction services||Utilities|
|Universities, schools and colleges||Charities|
Examples of how we have helped clients on construction issues include advising:
Examples of how we have helped clients on construction issues include:
“A standout practice in the market, with noted strength in the banking and social housing sector. ”
“Among the best in the area.”
A brief update on news and developments in construction law.
Rachel Gwilliam will be presenting her Hudson Prize, 2nd prize paper on Tuesday 5 July, 2016 at the Society of Construction Law's joint talk with the Society of Construction Arbitrators.
A construction law update for June 2016 from Blake Morgan.
Blake Morgan's 10th annual joint planning seminar with Savills was held on Thursday 20 October 2016, at Blake Morgan's Oxford office.
Apparently HMRC's stamp duty land tax (SDLT) technical team are receiving over 570 queries a month on the 3% surcharge for additional properties to stamp duty land tax introduced on 1 April 2016.
Yesterday at the Budget draft legislation was produced finalising the structure of the 3% SDLT surcharge.
The higher rates of SDLT are intended to apply to purchases of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy to let properties.
As you may be aware, the new Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes comes into force on 9 November 2016.
Rachel Gwilliam, Partner, explores the possibility of recovering adjudication costs under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (LPCD(I)A 1998).
We have advised on a public walkway infrastructure forming part of a major regeneration scheme.
We have been advising Coastal Housing on a £30 million mixed-used regeneration scheme which will provide a new-look retail frontage for Swansea High...