“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 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.
Our August newsletter looks at issues affecting the construction industry including the launch of NEC4.
David Evans discusses how mediation will become more popular in the construction industry. This article was published by Lexis Nexis.
Angela Rippon hit the headlines when she tested positive for opiates after eating poppy seed bread, Rebecca Ireland, outlines what HR professionals should consider if drug testing is carried out in the workplace.
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.
Blake Morgan's Associate, John Shallcross, discusses the 15% rate of stamp duty land tax property developers could be faced with when purchasing a site.
Developers are geared up to carry out necessary remediation of brownfield sites through the planning process, but what happens if there is historical contamination on land that they have sold to homeowners years before?
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.