Construction and engineering projects are often regarded as complex, involving a tangled web of advisors and contracts, and with a potential pitfall around every corner.
Whether our client is procuring or supplying, we aim to simplify the process and navigate the pitfalls.
Our specialist construction lawyers work with you to provide pragmatic advice from advising on the procurement strategy, drafting and negotiating contracts with appropriate risk allocation, to being on call to provide clear advice on issues during and after construction. Our advice will help you avoid problems but if they do arise, we will seek to minimize their impact and help you resolve them, if necessary by bringing or defending claims.
We have a track record of assisting clients to a successful conclusion on regeneration schemes and mixed use developments, new build and refurbishment projects, fitting out of new premises, long term repairs and maintenance contracts and complex engineering projects.
We can help you with:
- contracts (whether industry standard such as JCT, NEC, TPC, FIDIC, etc or bespoke forms): procurement strategies, drafting and negotiation, key risk reviews and contract audits
- construction contract disputes: adjudication, arbitration, mediation and resolution through the courts
- public procurement: choice of procedure, drafting or reviewing tender documents, advice during the procurement and defending or bringing challenges
Lewis Silkin oversees construction contracts and construction aspects of major new UK film studio18 July 2022
Shinfield Studios development set to bring Hollywood to the Thames Valley.
Not so intangible: IP rights and real estate. Clare Reddy, Stephanie Kay and Michael Szlesinger write for EG01 June 2022
From trophy buildings that dominate the skyline to uniquely designed work and living spaces, distinctiveness is a significant driver of real estate value. Key to developers’ ability to leverage and protect that value are intellectual property rights.
Adjudication08 July 2021
Adjudication is a mandatory procedure for determining disputes, and was introduced in the construction industry by the Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996 (the “Construction Act”).
The Great Occupier/Developer Office Debate: Matching Supply and Demand28 April 2021
The past 12 months have changed the landscape of the commercial property market in the UK and beyond.
The catalyst of Covid-19 must bring a positive change to our offices: Clare Reddy writes for Property Week01 April 2021
Covid-19 has been, and continues to be, a catalyst for change. At some point, life will settle into a new rhythm, which will come with its own challenges. As we grapple with hybrid ways of working, the pandemic has shown that our experiences have not been equal and has emphasised the increased importance of wellbeing.
Common pitfalls for Facilities Managers when overseeing new office fit outs: Clare Reddy writes for FMUK08 March 2021
In this article for Facilities Management UK, Clare Reddy outlines the issues some facilities managers may face when carrying out some sort of work for properties and how to avoid risks.
Accessibility issue highlighted by disability campaigners: Clare Reddy and Lucy Hendley comment for Property Week18 January 2021
Gaining access to residential and commercial properties is a problem for wheelchair-users despite legislation. Clare Reddy and Lucy Hendley explain further in this article.
Lewis Silkin wins Real Estate Team of the Year Award 202006 November 2020
Lewis Silkin has won the accolade of Real Estate Team of the Year award at The Lawyer Awards 2020 for their work on Earl’s Court Regeneration.