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 London Underground on the procurement of the extension to the Metropolitan Line.

Advising Greater London Authority on a £1.6 billion project to transform Royal Albert Dock into London's next business district.

Advising Nuclear Decommissioning Authority on the largest nuclear decommissioning contract in the world.

Advising The Crown Estate on the procurement of its St James’s Market project, a £400 million redevelopment of three sites in London to deliver nearly 28,000m2 of mixed use accommodation – the largest single project that The Crown Estate has ever undertaken.

Advising Isle of Wight Council on all aspects of the construction and delivery of a £200 million+ integrated waste management PFI.

Advising a consortium contractor on the construction of the £4.2 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel project.

Advising Gravis Capital Partners on the refinancing of an existing waste-to-energy portfolio, and the funding of two new anaerobic digestion plants.

Advising Highways England on the procurement of a number of high profile road projects through its heavy weight construction and procurement projects panel.

Advising Meygen on the procurement of the first phase of the largest tidal stream energy project in the world.

Advising The National Trust on numerous non-contentious matters across its diverse property portfolio. This includes advice on the deployment of renewable energy infrastructure at a number of its sites.

Meet the team
Marcus Harling

Marcus Harling Partner

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Construction Procurement
  • Infrastructure
William Gard

William Gard Partner

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Infrastructure
  • Arbitration
Steven James

Steven James Partner

  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Construction and Engineering Disputes
  • Construction and Engineering Contracts
Lloyd James

Lloyd James Partner

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

Maria Greener Legal Director

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Real Estate Development
  • Education
Kelly Loft

Kelly Loft Legal Director

  • Construction and Engineering

What others say...

They are exceptional – a very broad team who are practical and accessible.
Chambers UK 2017