Overview

Our construction procurement specialists can provide advice on all aspects of your project from start to finish, helping you make informed decisions about which procurement strategies will best deliver the outcome you want. Our lawyers provide expert legal advice to clients procuring, supplying or funding any aspect of construction works and services.

Our construction procurement team starts by gaining a full understanding of your business and project. We can then suggest the strategy which is most suitable, advise on the use of standard form contracts or help craft bespoke documents written in plain English which are tailored to your specific needs.

With decades of construction experience between us, our construction procurement team knows how best to meet your needs and avoid the pitfalls. With one of the broadest based and largest teams in the UK we know what is market and will help 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.
  • Providing specialist advice on the procurement of energy, transport, waste, infrastructure, education, commercial development and regeneration projects.
Experience

Advising a contractor on the construction of a £4.2 billion tunnel project.

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

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

Advising a major European engineering company on its contracts for various € multi-billion international mining and equipment supply and installation projects.

Advising a water utility on works required to its network and assets to accommodate the construction of HS2.

Acting for a renewable energy investor in relation to a contract termination and advising on the negotiation of a settlement agreement.

Advising a gas distribution company on its investment in an offshore wind project.

Advising a rail authority in relation to a £5 billion public transport procurement.

Advising an EPC Contractor on its EPC contract arrangements, interface issues and obligations in respect of a £3.8 billion waste to energy PFI project.

Advising on procurement strategy in relation to multiple defence related major dockyard redevelopment programmes, including drafting NEC4 based contracts.

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

Advising a University in relation to the construction of a new £300 million campus.

Meet the team
Steven James

Steven James Partner

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

Marcus Harling Partner

  • Construction and Engineering 
  • Transport and Regeneration
  • Modern Methods of Construction
William Gard

William Gard Partner

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Infrastructure
  • Arbitration
Lloyd James

Lloyd James Partner

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

James Horton Director

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

Kelly Loft Director

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Energy, Power 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...

Well known throughout the region and nationally for its strength in major energy and infrastructure projects.

Legal 500, 2018

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