Our Service

We can provide expert legal advice on all aspects of sub-contracting with the construction industry and have extensive experience of working with all of the standard forms commonly used in the industry including the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) forms as well as bespoke sub-contracts.

We have in depth knowledge of all of the main procurements methods in use throughout the construction industry including traditional and design and build but also management contracting and construction management and can advise on how the sub-contracting arrangements for each as required to ensure the success of a project.

Our approach is to work with your team to advise on the sub-contracts.  That may be by assisting a contractor in the tender process, drafting sub-contracts and amendments to the standard forms, advising contractors and sub-contractors on and negotiating the terms of a sub-contract as required and assisting in the preparing and engrossing them.

We regularly advise on the risk profiles of various sub-contracts and can work with you to review and draft sub-contracts to suit your requirements and to achieve your aims, whether your priorities are in relation to quality, price or programme.  We believe that it is better to consider the risks at the outset and place the responsibility for them with the person most able to manage it having regard to your priorities.

We also have extensive experience of tendering processes and can advise on advance orders, letters of intent, collateral warranties, third party rights and security documentation

We regularly advise on the administration processes contained in sub-contracts to ensure that projects are delivered successfully without wasting time on expensive disputes.  Our approach is to use contracts as a project management tool throughout the project in order to resolve issues as they arise rather than saving them up until completion.

We can provide a full sub-contract review service for sub-contractors who are tendering for new projects and advise on the risks arising and the current market position to ensure that you are not taking on greater responsibilities and liabilities than are necessary but also bearing in mind the commercial realities of tender processes.

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Our Approach

Our input goes beyond pure contract drafting and encompasses strategic advice and risk management based on our extensive experience. We are recognised for being pragmatic, commercial and getting the deal done.

We appreciate that it is not a great use of your time drafting and negotiating contracts. Our team can free up your time to concentrate on what you do best, and you can be confident that you will be given the solutions you need when you need them.

You will have a committed team who will be focused on achieving your milestones and will work with you for the project's duration.

Our style is to be proactive and work with you and your other advisers to achieve your objectives. We aim to add value by facilitating the development process rather than hindering it.

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Meet Our Specialists

Home-grown or recruited from national, regional or City firms. Our specialists are experts in their fields and respected by their peers.

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong

Neil is a Partner and Head of our Construction Team

Vicky Biggs

Vicky Biggs

Vicky is a Senior Associate in our Commercial Litigation & Construction departments

Jack Duncanson

Jack Duncanson

Jack is a Solicitor in our Construction Team


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