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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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