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construction & engineering

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Browne Jacobson’s team of construction and engineering specialists has a diverse national and international client base including employers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.

Pre-contract, we routinely prepare and review suites of contracts including bespoke contracts, standard forms and the appointment of the professional team. We tailor our work and fees according to our clients’ requirements and can provide pre-contract due diligence services and tender phase drafting assistance and advice. We work with leading consultants in other disciplines to guide our clients to successful delivery of projects.

Post-contract, our work commonly includes assisting clients with risk management such as advising on rights and remedies under contracts and assisting with the drafting of project correspondence. If matters cannot be resolved through negotiation, we have experience of operating the full range of dispute resolution procedures including court, arbitration and adjudication and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) including mediation and early neutral evaluation.

what we do...

  • Civil engineering and utilities - including major infrastructure projects encompassing ports, roads, rail and tunnelling, waste-water treatment plants and sewage treatments plants. 

  • Developments – including demolition, remedial works and the construction of office, mixed-use, industrial, retail, hotel and infrastructure schemes. 

  • Education – including higher education providers, private, state and maintained schools, academy conversions, BSF schemes, the Contractor’s Framework and the Priority School Building Programme.

  • Please click on these links for examples of our services on smaller claims and minor projects we can offer on a fixed price basis.

  • Energy and power stations - including conventional and renewable facilities, on site projects and defect claims. 

  • Retail – including new-build, refurbishment and fit-out work. 

  • Public sector - we also have experience of acting for clients in the local government and health sectors, including involvement with community infrastructure and local government maintenance and development works, such as highways and public facilities. 

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Legal updates

Bernel Ltd v Canal and River Trust [2021] EWHC 16 (Ch)

A developer was unable on the facts to establish a right to drain onto its neighbour’s land without permission.

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Private Sector Development Club

Catch up on our Private Sector Development Club on-demand video where we covered a variety of topics including managing construction projects during a global pandemic, tax and planning.

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Legal updates

Restarting a project with a new contractor

Public sector bodies can find restarting projects particularly challenging given the levels of scrutiny and additional legislation they must often navigate.

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Legal updates

Construction and the environment: building green contracts to meet your carbon-neutral commitments

With increasing concerns surrounding a climate crisis and the need for greater environmental sustainability, several councils across the UK recently expressed a firm commitment to become carbon neutral.

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