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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.

In a similar way, the legal advice required for construction in the public sector needs to fit in seamlessly with the job in hand, be on time and within cost parameters.

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.

As a result, our construction and engineering team’s services are in demand from clients across the public arena, with our advice being sought on both building projects and dispute resolution.

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.

We have extensive experience advising public sector partners on a wide range of projects involving the private sector, including PFI, PPP, LIFT and education developments.PFI law firm of the year 2016 logo

Ward Hadaway has again been awarded the coveted title of PFI Law Firm of the Year, this time for 2016, having previously won the award in 2013 and 2014.

The award from industry publication Corporate INTL was based on the firm’s continuing input into making long term PFI contracts more efficient, operate more effectively and become considerably more cost-effective.

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 range of services includes:

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

Independent Verdict

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

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

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

    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

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

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

  • "Well-respected team."

    Chambers & Partners

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Construction and engineering 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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