“The team were excellent. They gave not only strong legal advice but also advice that was very commercial. They were also very supportive of my position and made me feel very comfortable.”
“Blake Morgan's well-regarded construction practice attracts praise for its excellent response times and specialist knowledge.”
Our specialist team of construction lawyers are at the forefront of the latest industry trends so that we can help you navigate the challenges and opportunities that these changes bring to the sector. We provide a commercially-focused service for our clients and can often suggest quick solutions to problems that might otherwise delay or stop construction projects. We provide expert advice on procurement strategies, construction disputes, and contract drafting and negotiation for stand-alone and complex property agreements. Our team includes in-house planning lawyers, project managers and chartered town planners who provide a wide range of services. This additional resource enables the team to provide a comprehensive and seamless service for our clients from initial site appraisal through the planning process and onto completion and disposal.
Our expert lawyers give 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 lawyers also specialise 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:
If you would like to talk to our dedicated Construction and Engineering lawyers, please use our contact form.
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