Construction & Engineering


Construction & Engineering

We have a strong multi-disciplinary Construction and Engineering team that provides advice and assistance to a wide range of owners, developers, contractors, specialist sub-contractors and consultants across the construction and engineering sector.  The team has a deep knowledge of the sector and is experienced in providing advice on all forms of construction and engineering work from advice on contract form through to administration and where disputes arise on the tactics to be deployed in them.   

UK and International Construction Law

Our client base is diverse, including UK and overseas clients with projects here and abroad. We have also advised on projects as far afield as Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.  The team has a wide experience of all forms of contract including the JCT forms, NEC 3 & 4, FIDIC, bespoke forms of contract, development agreements and professional appointments (both standard forms such as the RIBA appointment and bespoke consultant appointments).  We are highly experienced in advising on the use of FIDIC forms of contract, as well as the NEC form for international projects. 

Development and construction

Our team can advise on all forms of development and construction work including:

  • Residential developments (including both single family dwellings and large-scale developments)
  • Office developments
  • Office refurbishment and fit-out
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Luxury hotels
  • Airports
  • Hospitals
  • Retail parks
  • Education centres
  • Sports stadia
  • Data centres
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Engineering and complex process plants

Whatever the nature of your case, whether you are bringing or defending a case our team will support you at every stage of the process. We take pride in the commercially sound and tactically astute advice which we offer. 

Our experience encompasses all forms of litigation and dispute resolution: from adjudications and high court cases to international arbitrations, acting for clients involved in disputes abroad and for international clients with disputes in the UK. 


Our sector experience


  • Advising on the construction contracts and all ancillary documentation for a high-end residential development in central London including both retail and residentialActing in contract negotiations and advising with the professional team on the development.
  • Drafting development agreement for a development of a series of high-end houses on an estate in Surrey and related contract negotiations. 
  • Advising on the construction of data centres and related contracts for parties including employers, main and key subcontractors. 
  • Advising on contract documentation for redevelopment of rugby stand.
  • Advising on a number of different fit-out projects.
  • Negotiating all sub-contracts on behalf of main contractor on airport lounge project.


  • Technology and Construction Court case involving rendering of thousands of houses in Scotland and involving complex contractual issues. 
  • Adjudications regarding complex issues of time and money claims as well as repudiation and other termination issues. 
  • ICC arbitration regarding complex issues of ground source heating in the CIS. 
  • Arbitration regarding development in South London and termination issues. 
  • Defending three parallel adjudications relating to the renovation of a 5-star hotel in London.
  • Technology and Construction Court case concerning concrete specification dispute during a Golf Club renovation in Surrey.
  • Adjudicating to secure delay and special damages for contractor at a Combined Heat and Power plant at a leading university.
  • Adjudications and Technology and Construction Court cases (Part 7 and Part 8 proceedings) relating to the design and construction of a Food Processing Plant in London
  • Adjudication relating to baggage handling facilities and delay at an airport.

Who to Contact

Richard Bailey


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