Construction

We are one of London's leading Construction practices with particular expertise in real estate development.  Our highly capable team specialises in advising clients from the inception of a development project to its conclusion.  We also have a wealth of experience in relation to construction dispute resolution.

Our team delivers consistently high-quality, commercial advice.  Our extensive knowledge of real estate development and our close relationship with our market-leading Real Estate practice enables us to anticipate the requirements of funders and other end users when drafting and negotiating construction documents.

We have extensive experience advising clients with respect to complex and high value development schemes including town centre and out of town regeneration, commercial, retail, sports, residential and mixed use developments, student accommodation, hotels, infrastructure (including energy centres and sub-stations) and site remediation.

We routinely advise clients in respect of letters of intent, pre-construction services agreements and other contractual arrangements to be put in place before works commence on site.

We act for a wide range of clients including developers, funds and other institutional investors, occupiers and high net worth individuals. We also have experience in acting for contractors and consultants.

Our Contentious Construction team provides practical and pragmatic advice throughout the construction process, to assist clients in resolving issues before they become litigious.  The team also handles a full spectrum of claims providing advice and representation to clients throughout mediation, adjudication, litigation, arbitration and other dispute resolution procedures.


Podcast: COVID-19 and the Real Estate Market

Podcast host, Knowledge Development Lawyer Miri Stickland, is joined by a trio of partners, Magnus Hassett from Commercial Real Estate, Ben Barrison from Property Litigation and Emily Holdstock from our Construction team, to discuss some of the issues we have seen affecting the real estate market as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Podcast: COVID-19 and the Real Estate Market


C-19: Implications for construction - Emily Holdstock writes for Law In The Lockdown

Emily Holdstock, Partner in our Construction team, has written for legal real estate blog 'Law In The Lockdown' discussing the implications of COVID-19 on the Construction industry.

C-19: Implications for construction - Emily Holdstock writes for Law In The Lockdown


Are EPC requirements immune to the COVID-19 lockdown?

You need a valid energy performance certificate (EPC) before marketing a building for sale or rent, whether domestic or non-domestic property. The same requirement applies on construction of a new building and potentially when alterations are carried out to an existing building. However, with England and Wales in a state of “lockdown”, is it fair to expect this legal requirement to remain?

Are EPC requirements immune to the COVID-19 lockdown?


Construction contracts – the impact of Covid-19

Over the past few weeks, developers and contractors have been assessing the potential implications of coronavirus and COVID-19 on construction projects. Whilst matters continue to change on a daily basis (and this note considers the position as things stand on Thursday 26 March 2020) we have summarised the key contractual principles below.

Construction contracts – the impact of Covid-19


COVID-19: What will the impact on construction projects be?

The WHO has declared the COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern with the potential to become a pandemic, and the government has cautioned that cases of COVID-19 in the UK are likely to rise significantly over the coming days and weeks.

COVID-19: What will the impact on construction projects be?


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