Construction and Engineering

Those in the construction and engineering industries can feel secure in our team’s extensive knowledge and experience. Projects, Commercial Property, Public Law, Corporate and Banking Departments supplement the team, comprised of specialist Construction Lawyers and Engineering Solicitors.


Ashfords in depth knowledge and expert advice on the NEC form of contract put us one step ahead of the competition and let us proceed with confidence along this procurement route. Their training session was tailored to our needs and very user friendly. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Steve Foxon, Taylor Lewis

Construction Law Seminars 2014

Ashfords LLP invite you to their Construction Law Seminars. The topics will cover the latest issues for everyone in the construction industry. Our speakers are specialist construction lawyers and are members of Ashfords' highly regarded Construction Law team.

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Appropriate Deductions for Third-Party Rectification of Defects

The JCT Intermediate Building Contract 20011 edition ("IC11") provides for an "appropriate deduction" to be made from the Contract Sum where an Employer instructs alternative contractors to remedy faults in works which are not made good by the original Contractor within the rectification period

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What the new Commercial Debt Rules mean to you

Stephen Homer's article in Master Builder looks at the Late Payment of Commercial Debt Regulations that came into force earlier in the year and what they mean for your business.

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The importance of an agreement to arbitrate

Finding workable alternatives to litigation is an important aspect of construction law, and as a result many construction contracts contain an 'arbitration clause', whereby parties agree to attempt to resolve any disputes that may arise through the arbitration process rather than resorting to court proceedings.

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An object lesson for design professionals

Stephen Homer's article in Master Builder looks at the standards required from Project Managers in Construction, and the difficulties in reducing liability with ambiguous terms.

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Construction Contracts Seminar

Ashfords invites you to their Property Seminar reviewing practical and contractual issues arising under construction contracts used for refurbishment, extensions and change of use of Property.

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A discussion of the key changes proposed to the CDM 2007 Regulations

In March 2014, the Health and Safety Executive ("HSE") published a consultation document on the proposed changes to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 and the linked Approved Code of Practice, including a copy of the draft Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2014.

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Fixed-price contract: Financial consequences of variations

A construction contract often contains a variation clause allowing some flexibility in the scope of works. Variations are usually qualified as either additions or omissions to the initial scope of works.

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Cost Consequences of Ignoring an Invitation to Mediate

The Technology and Construction Court ("TCC") is known to endorse the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR"), and there is a reasonable chance that during the course of a construction dispute some form of ADR mechanism will be encountered.

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Late payment of commercial debts - are you aware of the changes?

The Late Payment of Commercial Debt Regulations 2013 ("the Regulations") came into force on 16 March 2013 however there appear to be a number of businesses that remain unaware of the changes. These changes apply to contracts for the supply of commercial goods and service that are entered into on or after 16 March 2013. They do not apply to contracts entered into before this date.

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Nuisance claims relating to spillages onto another's land

The continued importance of proving fault in the absence of a claim under the rule in Rylands v Fletcher.

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