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Construction & Engineering

  • Our specialist team of construction and engineering legal experts can help and advise you with a wide range of construction and engineering projects.

    Our solicitors have extensive experience of working with and providing advice to a broad client base, including: the construction, civil engineering, process engineering, power and waste industries. The team is also experienced in working with residential and commercial developers, contractors, civil and structural engineers and defence contractors.


    Services:

    The lawyers in our construction and engineering team can advise on projects from inception through to design and construction.

    Procurement:

    • Reviewing main contracts and sub-contracts and preparing and negotiating bespoke terms.
    • Preparation and review of Collateral Warranties, Bonds, Parent Company Guarantees, Novations, Professional Appointments and Funding Agreements.
    • Preparation and submission of tenders for government projects and those governed by the OJEU procedure.

    Commercial:

    Commercial contract advice during a project and advising on management of risk.

    • Advising on disputes and appropriate exit strategies.
    • Advising on final account close out and pursuing claims for variations and extensions of time / loss & expense.
    • Advising on liability for defects.
    • Pursuing ADR procedures such as mediation, expert determination and early neutral evaluation.
    • Financial recovery through adjudications, arbitrations and litigation.
    • Pursuing recovery through insolvency procedure.

    Regulatory:

    • Advice on CIS, and Industrial Training Board and Environment Agency compliance.
    • Advice on Health & Safety including CDM and HSE issues.
    • Advice on Planning and Party Wall Act issues. 
    • Recovery of tender costs for government/OJEU projects.

    Contract Experience:

    • Standard form construction & engineering contracts including JCT, NEC 2&3, GC/works, ICE, MF/1, IChemE, FIDIC and PPC 2000.

    "The arrival of new team head Piet van Gelder...gives the firm notable capability in the procurement, commercial and regulatory aspects of construction."

    The arrival of new team head Piet van Gelder...gives the firm notable capability in the procurement, commercial and regulatory aspects of construction.

    Legal 500, 2013

    "We were delighted with the service we received from both Adam Ottley and Piet van Gelder who represented us during our house build dispute.

    Adam and Piet were..."

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    We were delighted with the service we received from both Adam Ottley and Piet van Gelder who represented us during our house build dispute.

    Adam and Piet were extremely professional and gave excellent advice throughout a very stressful period for us.

    Our dispute resulted in mediation and we were delighted with the outcome. We believe this result could never have been achieved without Adam and Piet’s intervention.

    We would not hesitate in recommending Wilkin Chapman’s Construction and Engineering department for construction disputes.

    Kate and Matt Cook
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    "The arrival of new team head Piet van Gelder...gives the firm notable capability in the procurement, commercial and regulatory aspects of construction."

    The arrival of new team head Piet van Gelder...gives the firm notable capability in the procurement, commercial and regulatory aspects of construction.

    Legal 500, 2013

    "We were delighted with the service we received from both Adam Ottley and Piet van Gelder who represented us during our house build dispute.

    Adam and Piet were..."

    Read more

    We were delighted with the service we received from both Adam Ottley and Piet van Gelder who represented us during our house build dispute.

    Adam and Piet were extremely professional and gave excellent advice throughout a very stressful period for us.

    Our dispute resulted in mediation and we were delighted with the outcome. We believe this result could never have been achieved without Adam and Piet’s intervention.

    We would not hesitate in recommending Wilkin Chapman’s Construction and Engineering department for construction disputes.

    Kate and Matt Cook
    Latest Bulletins
  • "The arrival of new team head Piet van Gelder...gives the firm notable capability in the procurement, commercial and regulatory aspects of construction."

    The arrival of new team head Piet van Gelder...gives the firm notable capability in the procurement, commercial and regulatory aspects of construction.

    Legal 500, 2013

    "We were delighted with the service we received from both Adam Ottley and Piet van Gelder who represented us during our house build dispute.

    Adam and Piet were..."

    Read more

    We were delighted with the service we received from both Adam Ottley and Piet van Gelder who represented us during our house build dispute.

    Adam and Piet were extremely professional and gave excellent advice throughout a very stressful period for us.

    Our dispute resulted in mediation and we were delighted with the outcome. We believe this result could never have been achieved without Adam and Piet’s intervention.

    We would not hesitate in recommending Wilkin Chapman’s Construction and Engineering department for construction disputes.

    Kate and Matt Cook
    Latest Bulletins