Overview

Our construction procurement specialists provide expert legal advice to clients procuring, supplying or funding any aspect of construction works and services.

Our lawyers can provide advice on all aspects of your project from start to finish, and help you make informed decisions about which procurement strategies will best deliver your desired outcome.

Our construction procurement team starts by gaining a full understanding of your business and project, and then suggests the most suitable procurement strategy, whether this is advice on the use of standard form contracts or crafting bespoke documents, written in plain English, which are tailored to your specific needs.

With many decades of construction experience between us, our construction procurement team knows how best to meet your needs and avoid the pitfalls, to get your project over the line.

Areas of focus

Our expert construction procurement services include the following:

  • Advising public and private sector clients on the procurement and funding of construction works and services;
  • Advising contractors, consultants and specialist subcontractors on the supply of construction works and services;
  • Advising funders and investors on investment in construction projects, including project finance;
  • Advising on appropriate procurement strategies, and regulated procurement in the public and utilities sectors;
  • Drafting and negotiating all forms of construction documentation;
  • Advising on project security arrangements; and
  • Providing specialist advice on the procurement of energy, transport, waste, infrastructure, education, commercial development and regeneration projects.
Experience

Advising Transport for Wales and Welsh Ministers / Welsh Government on the construction aspects of a 'first-of-its-kind' major national rail infrastructure project in the UK, and the largest procurement ever undertaken by Welsh Ministers (£5 billion).

Advising AEG Presents on the development of a 4,400 capacity music venue at the New Olympia.

Advising on a nuclear fusion demonstration plant.

Advising Birmingham City Council (as Host City) on capital projects to deliver the Commonwealth Games 2022.

Advising a major energy company on the preparation and negotiation of FIDIC based construction contracts for its £25 billion nuclear new build project.

Advising Central government department on the £0.5 billion investment in strategically important port infrastructure, including the development of a bespoke framework contract to facilitate the delivery of the programme.

Advice relating to a new build section of the M25, including tunnelling and runway extension works associated with the Heathrow Expansion Project.

Advising on one of the UK’s largest facilities management contracts, with an estimated value of up to £8 billion over its duration.

Advising on a £500m residential-led development in London.

Advising on the procurement of over 4,000 homes in developments across London.

Advising on the construction of a new retail scheme at The O2 in London.

Advising on the redevelopment of a factory site into a clinical waste energy plant: structuring, drafting and negotiating construction contracts for the design, construction, management and operation and maintenance of a 180MW solar project in Spain.

Advising on various multi-billion international mining and equipment supply and installation projects.

Advising on the construction of a new main line railway station – including a design contest to deliver a componentised rail station design.

Advising a renewable energy company on FIDIC based EPC and O&M contracts in relation to numerous battery and solar projects.

Advising on procurement and delivery contracts on numerous central London developments, including a JV on a complex £700 million mixed use scheme.

Advising on the geothermal energy project at the Eden Project.

Advising on the construction of a floating offshore wind farm off the south coast of Wales - one of the first such projects in the UK.

Meet the team
Steven James

Steven James Partner

  • Construction and Engineering 
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Construction Disputes
Marcus Harling

Marcus Harling Partner

  • Construction and Engineering 
  • Transport and Regeneration
  • Modern Methods of Construction
Lloyd James

Lloyd James Partner

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Energy and Utilities 
  • Infrastructure
James Horton

James Horton Director

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Energy and Utilities 
  • Infrastructure
Kelly Loft

Kelly Loft Director

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Infrastructure 
Maria Greener

Maria Greener Director

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Real Estate Development
  • Retail
Matthew-Crossley

Matthew Crossley Director

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Real Estate Development
  • Modern Methods of Construction

What others say...

Powerful force in the market providing a broad range of clients with support on transactional and litigious matters. Regularly involved in big-ticket projects in an array of sectors, with particular areas of expertise including renewable and nuclear energy schemes, water infrastructure and major transport projects across the South West. Able to handle both domestic and international matters, with particular experience in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
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