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.
COVID-19 Legal Implications
Our Construction & Infrastructure Team welcomes any opportunity to support new or existing clients in relation to COVID-19 issues posed under building contracts and related construction documentation. The team's experience ranges from advising on multi-million pound construction disputes to routine pre-contract risk reviews, so they are very well placed to advise on immediate questions surrounding extensions of time, force majeure provisions and the like, together with more long-term issues such as future-proofing standard T&Cs for building projects. Visit the COVID-19 page.
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)
Our team is widely experienced in adjudication, arbitration and litigation, including proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court and Court of Appeal and we pride ourselves on getting results for our clients.
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.
Exeter Construction Group
Ashfords is a representative on the Exeter Construction Group committee. A thriving networking group which holds informal events and an annual black tie event which is a regular sell out.
Successfully acting for Riva Properties on a high profile case against world leading architects Foster + Partners for failure to design Heathrow Airport's first proposed five-star hotel within budget.All relevant experience
- The Building Safety Bill - the biggest change to building safety requirements in 40 years
- Ashfords Increases Talent with Five Newly Qualified Solicitors
- Construction Materials Shortages – ‘Steel’ Yourself for no ‘Concrete’ Answers in your Standard Form Contract