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Welcome to Construction

A successful construction or engineering project calls for clear thinking, commitment and an ability to balance the different demands while keeping a keen focus on getting the job done.

To match this, our construction and engineering team combines years of experience across a wide range of projects and developments with a pragmatic, skilled approach which always keeps the end result centre stage.

Committed to achieving our clients’ objectives, we never lose sight of the final goal and work to take down walls rather than build barriers to progress.

We have worked hard to build ourselves a reputation for commercially-focused and resolutely practical advice.

As a result, our construction and engineering team’s services are in demand from clients across all commercial sectors, including process engineering, pharmaceuticals, housebuilding, chemical engineering, commercial developments, civil engineering and construction materials supplies, with our advice being sought on both commercial matters and dispute resolution.

The team advises national employers, developers, contractors, specialist sub-contractors and consultants regarding major projects as well as public sector clients in health, local government and education on projects, along with banks and funders involved in construction projects.

Members of the construction team are experienced in dealing with all major forms of construction contracts such as ACE, ICC, I CHEM E, JCT, NEC, FIDIC, MF/1, PPC 2000 and RIBA as well as bespoke agreements tailored to individual project needs.

Whatever the assignment – from a major multi-million pound development to a small-scale project agreement – we have the skills and the experience to deliver the job to our clients’ expectations.

And if matters get difficult, our team’s ability to deploy a wide range of dispute resolution techniques ensures we can choose the right tool to get the job done.

Our services include advice on:

  • Adjudication
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Banking due diligence
  • CDM regulations
  • Claims and contract advice
  • Collateral warranties
  • Construction contracts
  • Consultant appointments
  • Defects claims
  • Development projects
  • Dispute resolution
  • Energy and renewables
  • Health and safety / regulatory issues
  • Insurance claims
  • Litigation
  • Loss and expense claims
  • Mining
  • Partnering and framework agreements
  • Performance bonds and guarantees
  • Process engineering
  • Public sector projects

To find out more about our truly constructive approach to legal services, please get in touch.

Independent Verdict

  • "An outstanding team with a fine track record on large-scale construction projects."

    Chambers & Partners

  • “Ward Hadaway’s construction team exhibits a ‘practical and can-do approach’.”

    Legal 500

  • "High-quality practice that acts in sophisticated contentious and non-contentious matters for major clients in both the public and private sectors. Notable expertise in engineering and house building projects."

    Chambers & Partners

  • “...at the top of the industry.”

    Chambers & Partners

  • "A superb depth of knowledge and well researched. They are on the ball."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

  • “This firm's work is drawn from both public and private sector clients, and it is particularly noted for its experience in engineering and energy-related matters."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

  • "They are prepared to spend time exploring appropriate strategies."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

  • "Well-respected team."

    Chambers & Partners

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Construction briefings, observation and comment

Construction Update: A more proportionate pre-action protocol?

posted: March, 2017

The Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes ('the Protocol') has been in force since October 2000. Its new incarnation came into force on 9 November 2016 and was welcomed by many in the industry who had found its predecessor wanting in some respects.

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