Our team works on significant and complex construction and engineering, infrastructure, and energy and waste projects nationally. Our clients benefit from having robust contracts in place, which helps them avoid costly and time consuming disputes.
Our experience ranges from advising on multi-million pound construction disputes to routine pre-contract risk reviews and, further, providing pre and post-completion support to PPP/PFIs, in particular in the waste and health sectors.
We have advised on a broad spectrum of innovative and complex projects. Our experience covers a range of sectors including energy and waste, residential property, health, education, recreation, defence, IT, roads, airports and other infrastructure. Our clients include a broad cross-section of major international sponsors, project companies, developers, leading contractors and consultants, waste and water companies and public bodies.
We have expertise in advising on the construction aspects of developments in a range of sectors, including residential, commercial, health, education, retail and energy and experience in drafting and negotiating all of the major standard forms of contract (including JCT, NEC, IChemE, PPC and FIDIC)
There is increasing pressure to deliver energy infrastructure quickly to meet the targets and benefits associated with renewable energy. Our pro-active team has assisted clients to deliver projects across a range of technologies and scale utilising a range of different funding mechanics and has the skills required to deliver a successful energy project from inception to completion and on-going...
We have vast experience of advising on PPP and PFI projects for a varied client base including procuring authorities, sponsors, investors and lenders. Our established track record of advising on a variety of project structures in a range of sectors means that our clients can be confident of receiving commercially grounded and legally robust advice tailored to the complexities of their project.
We have advised on a number of flagship highways, rail and related infrastructure projects. We provide advice to clients who commission, procure, fund and deliver highways infrastructure projects. We support clients from initial consultation and project structuring, including advising on all aspects of procurement, to post completion contract management.
The end of "Smash and Grab" Adjudications?
This article, the first of a two part series relating to the Grove judgment, looks at Coulson J's judgment in relation to the "true" value dispute point. The second considers the wider discussion points following Grove relating to the requirements for pay less notices.
Does Grove give us more than the potential end to "Smash and Grab" Adjudications?
In this second part of the series regarding the judgment in Grove Developments Limited v S&T (UK) Limited  EWHC 123 (TCC) ("Grove") we look at the other points contractors and employers alike should be aware of.
High Court rules architects must design to a budget or risk paying their clients the money to...
Ashfords has advised Riva Properties on their successful case against Fosters + Partners Architects with the High Court ruling that architects must design to a budget or risk paying their clients the money to start again.
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