Supporting suppliers and purchasers on procurement strategy, providing our main contractor clients with fixed price contract reviews and risk assessments and also negotiating the full suite of contracts for all types of construction, infrastructure and outsourcing projects.
We have been involved in some of the UK's largest construction and infrastructure projects, helping our clients to deliver them efficiently by not over lawyering or adopting uncommercial negotiating positions. Instead, with the benefit of significant in-house experience, we focus on the issues which have a real risk or pricing implication, providing commercial and practical advice in plain English allowing you to understand and manage it.
Our focus is on building long-term client relationships which we retain. We scope our instructions clearly and prefer to work to fixed fees to give you certainty. As with disputes, we also have a willingness to take some share of your risk in the outcome and, following completion, we are used to providing reviews and summaries of key documentation as well as continued support through the progress of the project.
Examples of work
Nuclear - Providing ongoing support to main contractor clients in connection with nuclear facilities including Capenhurst, Hinkley Point and Sellafield. Our role includes providing advice on professional appointments (including responsible designer appointments), joint venture arrangements and forms of construction contracts as well as providing training to our clients' in-house teams.
Crossrail – we have advised main contractor clients on the agreement of main contract and subcontract agreements and associated documentation for several parts of the Crossrail project including the Paddington Integrated Project and Whitechapel Station
Turnkey Construction - Working with a multi-national supplier client to produce a suite of construction documents to allow it to deliver its numerous construction and facility management projects throughout the UK. We also co-ordinated the work of our network of firms within other European jurisdictions to provide it with contracts that could be used in other territories it operates in.
Rail infrastructure - Drafting forms of contract and consultancy appointment for our leading UK contractor client base to be used on its rail projects taking into consideration the NR4 and NR12 standard forms (and the underlying ICC Conditions) all in connection with the multi-million pound scheme delivering improvements to the East Coast mainline.
Energy and utilities - Providing ongoing support to our main contractor client in connection with its works associated with the IFA2 project. The project will provide an interconnection high voltage sub-sea cable connecting the electricity systems of Great Britain and France, based upon a bespoke documentation.
Roads - Negotiating the Design, Build and Operate contract with the SPV for our main contractor client on the construction of a major new toll road.
Logistics - Advising a leading UK main contractor in connection with the development of a world-leading temperature controlled air freight facility at Heathrow airport and the state of the art material handling equipment being installed as part of that.
United House – advising on its role as the Main Contractor on the £70m mixed use development of the site of the former Kingston Power Station. The development includes 56 affordable homes called Kingston Heights and 81 luxury private apartments known as River Walk as well as a hotel. We negotiated and agreed four amended JCT contracts for the various phases of the works, an 'umbrella agreement' and the associated consultant appointments, subcontract documents and securities
Exterion Media – advising on the re-tendering of TfL's exclusive advertising and media partner across all TfL property, including London Underground, DLR, London Overground, Crossrail, and Tramlink. Our instruction included chairing steering group meetings, procurement advice on the form of building contract and reviewing TfL's Advertising Partner Agreement
AstraZeneca - advising on the building contracts and sub-contracts for the new global Research and Development facilities in the Cambridge Biomedical Park, including a new Energy Centre