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Construction and capital projects on school sites


You can be supported during pre and post contract phases by our dedicated team of construction and engineering lawyers. We have an appreciation of the political drivers surrounding funding, seeking regulatory and stakeholder approvals and the criticality of timing to ensure that the education you provide disrupted.

Our team is involved in advising across the entire spectrum of contracting entities within the education sphere ranging from local authorities, building contractors, consultants and general education organisations. Due to this we appreciate and acknowledge the headline issues and competing interests faced by all of the contracting parties and their respective key drivers in the delivery of the construction and maintenance of schools. Our wealth of experience helps us advise you in the context of a constantly evolving education landscape, focussing on the typical ‘bottom lines’ at your specific tiers of interest. This assists with pre and post-contract negotiations and also places us in pole position to track shifts in market trends.

In addition to our transactional expertise, we have vast experience in project and risk management as well as advising on claims handling and dispute resolution where we have successfully advised local authorities and contractors in both progressing and settling claims. Our experience in advising on claims from small value disputes to complex high value claims along with involvement in all forums for dispute resolution, including mediation, expert determination and adjudication, as well as court proceedings and arbitration means that we are ideally placed to support you with any issue you might encounter.

What we do...

  • Our construction team acts for high profile clients both in the public and private sectors and for insurers, universities and lenders.
  • Prepare and review construction and engineering contracts, including negotiating both standard and bespoke forms of contract and construction security documents. This in both a general commercial and in a projects PPP type environment.
  • Can advise you on and draft your construction and engineering standard terms and conditions with your supply chain.
  • Can carry out construction due diligence reviews for your purchases and leases of commercial property.
  • Support with the Priority Schools Building Programme initiative under the freshly badged ‘PF2’.
  • Produce cost/risk benefit analysis reports to identify your rights and remedies under contracts.
  • Our specialist claims and dispute resolution advisers are available to consult in the event you require input on claims handling and management.
  • Offer a range of training from generic workshops and interactive sessions on JCT and NEC3 standard form contracts, issue specific areas, SCAPE and on the contract administration of the EFA standard form contracts.

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