Building, Construction and Planning

We have vast experience in both non-contentious and contentious construction law. We act for landowners, house-builders, developers and registered social landlords.

We have extensive experience in advising on, drafting and negotiating all types of build contract documentation, in particular;

  • JCT forms including the JCT 2011 build contracts
  • Partnering contracts
  • Consultant letters of appointment
  • Collateral warranties
  • Bonds
  • Parent company guarantees

We advise on construction procurement for registered social landlords, including the need to comply with the EU procurement regulations in relation to public works and service contracts above the specified thresholds.

Our expertise extends to prosecuting and defending build contract disputes, whether before adjudication (under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996), arbitration or the courts, including:

  • Contractor insolvency and build contract determination
  • Extension of time or loss and expense
  • Incomplete and defective workmanship
  • Performance bond or parent company guarantee recovery
  • Consultant negligence
  • CDM (Construction – Design and Management) regulations
  • Health and safety prosecutions
  • Planning appeals and disputes, for example, the breach of an s106 agreement
  • Party wall disputes and appeals from awards

Contact our Building and Construction Team