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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
Mark is a Partner in our Construction and Engineering Team. He specialises in all forms of building and engineering contracts, consultants' appointment agreements and acting for clients (both as claimant and defendant) in relation to disputes. His clients include banks, commercial and private developers, contractors, sub-contractors, local authorities, housing associations, consultants and joint-venture entities.Read more
Stephen is a Partner in the firm and Head of the Construction Team. He is also a Construction Act Adjudicator and qualified mediator. As an adjudicator, Stephen decides construction disputes as a quasi-judicial figure. This carries the advantage, when advising clients, of having an understanding of all sides of the process.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Patrick is a Partner in the Construction Team. He specialises in both contentious and non-contentious matters, including Court proceedings (County Court, the Technology & Construction Court and the Court of Appeal), dispute resolution by both adjudication and mediation and the drafting of contracts, sub contracts and consultancy agreements.Read more