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Like your construction or engineering project, our legal advice needs to be to spec, on time and within budget. It needs to fit seamlessly with the job in hand and deliver against your expectations.

Our team of experienced, specialist lawyers have many combined years of experience working across the built environment sector, including national employers, developers, contractors specialist sub-contractors and consultants, as well as public sector clients in all sectors of the construction and engineering industry. We also work with banks and funders involved in the financing of projects.

Achieving the best outcome for your organisation is our goal. Whatever the project or dispute we offer straightforward, pragmatic, commercially focussed advice and solutions, to get the job done.

Our services

Procurement and project set-up
  • Contract selection
  • Procurement advice
  • Project structures
  • Building and Engineering contracts
  • Development agreements
  • Framework agreements
  • Partnerships and alliancing
  • Consultant appointments
  • Collateral warranties and third party rights
  • Bonds and guarantees
Project support
  • Advice
  • Dispute avoidance
  • Risk management
  • Troubleshooting
Regulatory and health and safety
  • CDM Regulations
  • Health and safety
Claims & disputes
  • Dispute avoidance and resolution
  • Adjudication
  • Arbitration
  • Court proceedings
  • Defects
  • Design
  • Workmanship
  • Payment and final account disputes
  • Delay and disruption

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Tim Craig

Partner | Built Environment

+44 (0) 330 137 3276

+44 (0) 779 331 0777

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Paul Reekie

Partner | Built Environment

+44 (0) 330 137 3277

+44 (0)777 165 7689

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Stephen Radcliffe

Partner | Built Environment

+44 (0) 330 137 3282

+44 (0) 779 324 2478

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What people say

  • In terms of innovation, Ward Hadaway were at the forefront of supporting my business through the really difficult initial period of the Covid-19 pandemic. The pragmatic view and approach they helped us to take with a number of our clients was key in securing a favourable outcome in very trying circumstances.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • The team at Ward Hadaway are well experienced in construction law and as such I have great confidence when dealing with them and seeking their advice and support with any issues. What I believe makes their practice stand out against other firms is that they get to know the business they are working with and understand the culture; they aim to ensure that their advice and support is tailored to achieve the desired outcome.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • The team have made more of an effort to understand my business than previous firms I have dealt with. This has meant that the advice they provide is tailored to their understanding of our relationships with specific clients rather than simply taking a 'one size
    fits all' approach.

    Client quote
  • We have a very good working relationship with Ward Hadaway; they are like an extension of our in-house team.

    Client quote
  • the top of the industry.

    Chambers & Partners
  • They are prepared to spend time exploring appropriate strategies.

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

    Chambers & Partners

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