Construction & engineering

Construction and engineering

Practical advice from a team of specialists in construction & engineering law - delivering an exceptional client experience for businesses and public bodies, as well as individuals, in the UK and abroad.

Legal 500 Leading Firm 2016

The Shoosmiths construction & engineering team can advise at all stages of the project lifecycle. This includes strategic advice at the outset on the procurement route, together with the subsequent drafting and negotiation of technically proficient contracts and other documentation, leading to successful construction, commissioning and operation stages.

Should the need arise, the team can draw on its extensive experience of resolving disputes in a pragmatic and cost-effective manner, including bringing or defending claims in litigation (Court), arbitration or statutory adjudication, as well as mediation, expert determination and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

The team comprises five partners and ten experienced solicitors, some of whom have previously worked in-house for high profile industry names. They are joined by paralegals and support staff who all share a commitment to providing a focused, practical service.

The team assists a broad range of clients, including developers, contractors, sub-contractors, consultants, and funding and letting institutions who are active across the full range of industry sectors and specialisations including, in particular:

  • Property development and regeneration
  • Construction Projects and infrastructure
  • Engineering projects
  • Process plant and power contracts
  • Remediation strategy and implementation
  • Dispute avoidance.