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.


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


  • 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 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.


  • 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.

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Commercial Property

Our commercial property team can provide you with advice on all types of property transactions, including the sale and purchase of commercial property, planning agreements, residential developments, commercial and industrial developments, options, leases and licences.

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Corporate and Commercial

Our team of specialist corporate and commercial solicitors work closely with you to achieve your commercial goals. We take a practical approach to business and understanding your business needs. Our expert corporate lawyers not only know the law, but also draw upon their experience to provide you with effective solutions to any given situation. Our team is flexible and has the resources to manage all sizes of transactions and matters for small to medium sized (SME) organisations, as well as large multi-national companies.

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Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is a fast growing sector, offering great opportunities for landowners, developers and investors; and an area within which Wilkin Chapman LLP's solicitors can help you take advantage.

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