Fladgate’s construction lawyers advise a wide range of clients on the legal aspects of construction projects, from contracts and other documentation to navigating EU procurement rules, appointing the appropriate professionals and resolving contractual issues during the construction phase.
We are experienced in all the major contract forms used in the construction industry, and frequently advise clients on JCT and NEC contracts and how best to protect their interests when using these forms. We also advise on less commonly-used forms such as PPC2000, and have considerable experience in developing bespoke documentation with our clients to suit their specific circumstances.
Our construction team advises on all legal documentation needed in construction projects including bonds, parent company guarantees and collateral warranties. We are also experienced in advising clients on appropriate forms of appointment for architects, engineers, project managers and other construction professionals.
The EU procurement rules can be a minefield for public authorities and tenderers. We provide guidance on the implementation of these complex rules in a variety of circumstances.
Internationally, we are familiar with the FIDIC forms, and one of our construction partners was an author of the ICC major turnkey form of contract.
Our construction team works closely with our large and highly respected real estate practice to ensure that all documentation reflects the latest requirements and that those involved in the construction process are aware of any specific relevant issues.